Aurora Flores

Twenty-first century Renaissance woman Aurora Flores is the recipient of numerous awards including two Emmys, and listed in Who’s Who in Hispanic America. Leading her own consulting firm, Aurora Communications, Inc., she was the first female music correspondent for Billboard magazine. While attending Columbia’s Journalism School, she broke into mainstream journalism penning thousands of published articles for mainstream outlets. Founder of Zon del Barrio, an intergenerational world music band featuring her original compositions, Aurora is also a BMI composer who writes songs for the hit children’s show Dora the Explorer.

Flores writes on Latino culture while producing, promoting, and publicizing major musical events. She edited and wrote the foreword for ¡Salsa Talks! A Musical Heritage Uncovered, written by Mary Kent and can be seen in the PBS documentary: Latin Music USA; over BET’s Pasos Latinos; BRAVO’s Palladium, When Mambo was King; and the Smithsonian’s Latin jazz, La Combinación Perfecta. She sings alongside the late Tito Puente performing a composition she wrote over Edward James Olmos’s Americanos: Latino Life in the U.S. Aurora Flores is a sought after speaker conducting lecture/demonstrations at colleges, corporations, and universities nationwide with a focus on Latino unity through music and culture. She can be heard hosting radio and television programs.

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