Lin-Manuel Miranda gathers all-star Latin artists for hurricane relief

Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops Puerto Rico Benefit Song 'Almost Like Praying' - Lyrics, Stream & Download!

"Can I write a tune that we can monetize?'"

"We feel stranded", Joe said at the time.

Miranda recently made headlines for a tweet directed at Donald Trump, telling him he had an express ticket to hell after the way he responded to the hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. Miranda said those complex verses were inspired by the outpouring of geographic call-outs on social media from those hoping to locate friends and family on the island during the days of "terrible silence" after the storm. Someone will say, "Right this way, sir".

The award-winning playwright said it was important that the song not only raise awareness, but have a life of its own. People saying we were going to go on vacation, now we're going to use that money and send it to Puerto Rico instead.

"I had the idea at 3 in the morning". That playlist launched on October 6. Speaking with CNN recently, Joey explained that he felt the USA hadn't acted quickly enough after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico. "Sondheim wrote back immediately and said 'Yes - and what else can I do?'" "Without even hearing the song, everyone's joined in", he shared.

In contrast, the star had harsh words for the United States government's response to the situation in Puerto Rico. Apart from creating a song to aid in relief efforts, Miranda wanted to make something that would truly convey the spirit of Puerto Rico. "To literally flip the sample the same way we're trying to flip the natural disaster into something positive".

"They waived the Jones Act, which is an important step, but they only waived it for 10 days".

"Maria will always have a different connotation for me now", Miranda said.

"I think it's been well documented that it's been slow and it's been insufficient, commensurate to the challenge ahead", he told Billboard.

Miranda drew a parallel between the plight of Puerto Ricans now trying to flee the island with the story of Alexander Hamilton, who also fled a hurricane-ravaged island.

Inspired by the tireless efforts of local citizens and first-responders, CuarĂ³n started the fund, powered by GlobalGiving, the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors and companies in almost every country, to provide affected citizens with food, water, medication and shelter, as well as support to obtain long-term sustainable work necessary for recovery.

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