Lin-Manuel Miranda Gathers Celebs For Song to Benefit Puerto Rico

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By Editor October 6, 2017 15:42

Lin-Manuel Miranda Gathers Celebs For Song to Benefit Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Gathers Celebs For Song to Benefit Puerto Rico

by Taiia Smart Young

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Miranda cleverly samples West Side Story’s classic “Maria” and the lyrics list of all the towns in Puerto Rico. Proceeds from “Almost Like Praying” go directly to the Hispanic Federation to assist folks coping with the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. Spotify will make a contribution to the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund on behalf of playlist followers.

The “For Puerto Rico Puerto Rico” playlist boasts tunes by the artists featured on the single. That playlist launched on Oct. 6. “Almost Like Praying” is also available on iTunes.

Music aside, Miranda also helped late night talk show host Stephen Colbert reach a huge milestone for his #PuberMe Campaign. Colbert had teamed up with Big Mouth actor Nick Kroll to encourage celebs to share their awkward puberty photos to support the hurricane efforts. In return, the host pledged to donate $1,000 per photo from his Ben & Jerry’s AmeriCone Dream flavor ice cream. On Thursday, Colbert announced that he hit the $1 million mark.

Source:Latina
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By Editor October 6, 2017 15:42

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