Happy Birthday to Roque Cordero, Musician

Roque Cordero, famed composer and conductor, was born in Panama City, Panama on August 16, 1917. Cordero was educated at the University of Minnesota in the US.  He was a guest conductor on stages in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Spain, and the US. Cordero received numerous awards for his work, including a Guggenheim fellowship. He was a professor at the Illinois State University and Indiana University; the Latin American Music Center at the latter university holds a collection of his work.