Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Puerto Rico Benefit Song
Playwright and Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has released a new benefit single for Puerto Rico. ‘Almost Like Praying’ is an interpolation of a line from ‘Maria’ from West Side Story. The star-studded track features a slew of artists from Puetro Rico: Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Dessa, actor Gina Rodriguez, and many others.
Miranda is often outspoken about issues involving Puerto Rico. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the track will go to Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund, which will provide much needed help to survivors of Hurricane Maria. Additionally, Manuel shared a playlist with Spotify titled ‘For Puerto Rico Por Puerto Rico’ which will also will raise funds for hurricane relief.
Listen to the playlist below.