~~October 6, 2017~~
TOUCHING HURRICANE RELIEF SONG
Lin-Manuel Miranda Assembled An Epic Cast
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.
“I would much rather be writing a song than jumping up and down and making noise.” Miranda said. He continued,
“And if the government’s response were commensurate with the people’s spirit and compassion we’d be on the road to recovery and ending this crisis so much faster.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the musical “Hamilton,” has teamed up with Latin singers to create a touching song for Hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.
The Tony Award winner, 37, created “Almost Like Praying” in response to the severe need to relief in Puerto Rico, after islanders were left without running water, generators, food or electricity.
Miranda assembled an all-star cast of artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, among others.
Proceeds of the track titled, “Almost Like Praying,” will go to the Hispanic Federation’s Hurricane Relief Fund, which is also working with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to help bring supplies to Puerto Rico.
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The municipalities of Puerto Rico number seventy-eight incorporated towns and cities. Each municipality is led by a mayor and divided into barrios, though the latter are not vested with any political authority.
Every municipality is governed by the Autonomous Municipalities Act of 1991 which establishes that every municipality must have a strong mayor with a municipal legislature.
Every town in Puerto Rico is mentioned in this song.
The mastery of combining these names with the undertone of West Side Story’s María isn’t lost on any Puerto Rican.
This is very close to my heart.
Brings a tear to my eyes!
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~~Almost Like Praying featuring Artists for Puerto Rico~~
~~Published on Oct 6, 2017~~
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
We ALL are ONE!!