Lin Manuel Miranda Releases “Almost Like Praying” To Benefit Puerto Rico

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  • Ever since Puerto Rico was hit with the disastrous Hurricane Maria that has completely decimated its power gird and its infrastructure, Lin Manuel Miranda has been on it. Lin Manuel Miranda, himself Puerto Rican, has taken it upon himself to raise money for Puerto Rican relief, especially in light of the absolutely awful response from our executive branch of government. The song — released through Atlantic Records — opens up with Lin Manuel Miranda singing a few bars from “West Side Story”, that beautiful musical about two warring gangs — one of which is Puerto Rican. Then the song continues with guest appearances from Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana Villafañe, Ednita Nazario, Pedro Capo, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan. It is wonderful.

    The song puts the names of all 78 Puerto Rican towns into the lyrics. We encourage you to listen to the song, which raises awareness of the crisis in Puerto Rico, and to donate at

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