HamilDrop: Ben Platt & Lin Manuel Miranda Mashup “Found Tonight”
FOR THE KIDS
Found Tonight with Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt and all of Troupe 10036
I’m an ardent fan.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an amazing talent.
His Puerto Rican roots make it even more significant for me.
He has shown immense interest in social causes.
Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor and singer known for originating the role of the title character in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, a performance for which he has won numerous awards.
Here you have two amazing talents joined for a common cause for the future of the children of this nation.
A song dedicated to the ‘March for our Lives’ movement.
This is for students and young leaders everywhere.
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March 19, 2018 by Jenny Singer
The heart-stopping anthem released on Monday, March 19, by Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt to celebrate the “March For Our Lives” gun violence prevention actions this weekend needs no introduction, only some background.
The three-minute song, “Found Tonight,” mashes up Miranda’s “Story Of Tonight” from his smash musical “Hamilton” and the song “You Will Be Found,” from Platt’s star turn in “Dear Evan Hansen,” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
This means the song draws from one story about teenage revolutionaries, and another about teens triumphing over despair.
The song begins with a rewritten line from “Hamilton” – instead of “we may not live to sing our glory,”
Platt sings, “we may not yet have reached our glory.”
All the proceeds from downloads of the song go to “March For Our Lives,” a gun violence prevention demonstration that will take place on March 24 in Washington DC.
Platt’s extraordinary gift for vulnerability and vocal sublimity are on display here, as is Miranda’s once-in-a-generation passion.
Hayley Levitt • New York City, Miami • Feb 8, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Salsa Remix of “Almost Like Praying”
The song was first released in October 2017 to raise funds for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.
This is what makes Puerto Ricans Puerto Ricans.
The undying spirit against adversity. My heart and soul have been aching since Hurricane María battered my country. The days after have been sadder as images come out of the utter devastation of a beautiful Caribbean Island.
The Puerto Rican spirit is battered but not broken after Maria.
At 10:30am this morning, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released a salsa remix of “Almost Like Praying,” his single benefiting the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” Disaster Relief Fund for hurricane recovery and rebuilding initiatives in Puerto Rico. Spanish Broadcasting System teamed up with Miranda for a world-premiere radio launch of the remix in New York (Mega 97.9FM), Miami (El Nuevo Zol 106.7FM), and Puerto Rico (Estereotempo 96.5FM).
Miranda himself introduced the single, followed by an interview live from the SBS studios in New York City.
“The benefit single ‘Almost Like Praying’ has had tremendous success with audiences worldwide,” said Miranda. “As we now continue to help establish long-term self-sustainable initiatives to rebuild Puerto Rico, we are thrilled to bring this new version to Salsa-music fans. Although it has been over four months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island still needs much help to get its most basic infrastructure up and running – including electricity, roads and bridges, healthcare and other vital programs.”
The original “Almost Like Praying” was released for download and streaming on October 6, 2017, and within its first week, hit No. 1 in digital sales in 17 countries. One hundred percent of the proceeds have gone to the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” Disaster Relief Fund, which has sponsored hundreds of initiatives to assist in the relief, recovery, and now rebuilding of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory since 1898.
~~Almost Like Praying feat Artists for Puerto Rico~~
Salsa Remix Music Video
~~Published on Feb 9, 2018~~
Download and stream here: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” was written and recorded to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund Proceeds go to https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/
Jordan Fisher and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda star in the new music video for “You’re Welcome,” a song from the hit animated Disney film Moana. The song is heard during the end credits of the film, for which Miranda wrote part of the score and earned an Oscar nomination.
This isn’t Fisher’s first time singing a Miranda score.
The 22-year-old recently starred in his iconic musical Hamilton as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton on Broadway, a role originated by Anthony Ramos.
It was Disney Night on Monday, October 16, Dancing With the Stars and Jordan Fisher brought some real Disney magic to the dance floor, earning the first perfect score of the season!
Fisher – a former Disney Channel star himself – couldn’t have been more excited to hit the stage with his pro partner, Lindsay Arnold, for an foxtrot set to Fisher’s own version of the song “You’re Welcome,” from the Moana soundtrack.
The Polynesian-themed dance, complete with palm trees surrounding the stage, was a perfect showcase for Fisher’s talent and Arnold’s stunning choreography.
One of the most impressive aspects of the song came during Lin-Manuel Miranda’s verse, during which Jordan and Arnold added modern dance elements to what had been a largely traditional foxtrot, giving it a unique twist.
The actions of the ‘so-called president’ towards the human crisis that is involving Puerto Rico after being battered and ravaged by Hurricane María couldn’t have been any worse. Any Puerto Rican could have said the same things, over worse, about the lack of credible and adequate rescue and restoration response.
I feel just like Lin-Manuel.
The American government has totally failed the 3.4+ millions of American citizens who will in this possession/colony/territory of the mighty, imperialistic U.S. of A.
Chris Hayes to Lin-Manuel Miranda For Hate-Tweeting Trump
~~Published on Oct 6, 2017~~
Last weekend, September 30, Drumpf woke up and decided to pick up his phone and shoot off some tweets slamming the San Juan mayor and telling the Puerto Rican people they were expecting everything to be done for them in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Following Drumpf’s highly criticized tweets, Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda shot back with some tweets of his own, telling the president to go “straight to hell.”
Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for “Here“, her debut single from the debut studio album, Know-It-All, released November 13, 2015.
Disney released the music video for “How Far I’ll Go” from animated film “Moana” on Thursday, November 3, sung by Canadian singer Alessia Cara.
The video features the sweet-faced singer and songwriter singing on a beach, between shots of her walking alongside the water to closeups of her face as the wind blows through her hair.
All the while, she sings, “See the line where the sky meets the sea?/It calls me/And no one knows how far it goes/If the wind on my sail on the sea stays behind me/One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go …”
“How Far I’ll Go” was written by “Hamilton” creator and Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote all the film’s songs alongside Mark Mancina.