The impact of music can push forward a need for change and Lin-Manuel Miranda is the man to make it happen.
Miranda joined forces with all-star Latin celebrities to release a new song and raise money for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
“Almost Like Praying” pays tribute to the island and highlights what makes Puerto Rico strong despite the destruction the natural disaster brought.
Miranda organized the record and features celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Estefan and Gina Rodriguez to name a few.
The proceeds to the song will go to The Hispanic Federation, which Miranda has been a strong advocate for since the humanitarian crisis hit.
Miranda rounded up some of the biggest Latin singers to perform this bilingual track.
According to The New York Times, the Hamilton creator traveled back and forth to oversee recording sessions and finally put everything together Tuesday night.
His hard work paid off and didn’t go unnoticed by his fans, who praised him on Twitter for creating a song and his continuous efforts to help out his island.
Miranda was teasing clips all September long, so its exciting to see the song produced and streamed across multiple music platforms.
Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to be the beacon hope for a fallen island.
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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/
“Almost Like Praying”
Lin-Manuel Miranda feat Artists for Puerto Rico Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda © 2017 5000 Broadway Music (ASCAP) Administered by WB Music Corp.
“Contains elements of “Maria” Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ©1957, Renewed.
Published by The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co. LLC (ASCAP) c/o Universal PolyGram Int. Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) and Chappell-Co. Inc. (ASCAP)
Track produced by Jeffrey “Trooko” Penalva
Additional vocal arrangements by Alex Lacamoire
Mixed by Mikaelin “Blue” BlueSpruce at Lounge Studios, NYC
Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NYC
Engineered by Ebonie Smith, Ariel Chobaz, Salvador Majail
Assistant Engineers: Jordon Silva, Jaron Bozeman, Matt Dyson
Recorded at Atlantic Studios (NYC), Glenwood Place Studios (Burbank CA), The Village Recorder (Los Angeles CA), Circle House (Miami FL)
Percussion by: Eric Bobo Correa
Vocals Performed by Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana Villafañe Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario, Pedro Capo, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan appear courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment U.S. Latin LLC Luis Fonsi appears courtesy of Universal Music Latin Entertainment Camila Cabello appear courtesy of Syco / Epic Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment Tommy Torres appears courtesy of Warner Music Latina
Executive Producer: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Associate Producers: Luis A. Miranda, Jr. Rigo “Riggs” Morales
Producers: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez Danny Hastings Cesar Camacho
Assistant Producers: Ann Dubin Javier Gomez Sara Elisa Miller Owen Panettieri
Co-Directors: Cesar Camacho Lin-Manuel Miranda Luis A. Miranda, Jr.
Title Design: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
For Atlantic Records: CEO & Co-chairman Craig Kallman COO & Co-chairman Julie Greenwald A&R Riggs Morales A&R Administration Craig Rosen A&R Coordination Ari Gelaw Marketing for Atlantic Records Grace James Business Affairs for Atlantic Records Michael Kushner, Alyson Abbagnaro, Brett Copell
For Somos Arte: Artistic Director & Principal: Edgardo Mirannda-Rodriguez Business Manager: Kyung Jeon-Miranda Lead Animator: Rahim Akbar Muhammad Production Coordinator: Stephanie Ortiz Director of Photography: Dawin Rodríguez Camera Operators: Joel Fernandez Dominick Estarella
Associate Sound Recordist: Jonathan Hernandez Gaffer: Bart Grillet
Proceeds to the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Fund for Puerto Rico