Almost Like Praying (feat. Artists for Puerto Rico)
This is an amazing song based on the lyric from the West Side Story, which itself is influential in the Latinx community. Lin-Manuel Miranda has the best approach to an incompetent federal government that will not provide the funds needed for reconstruction after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico. Many artists have collaborated on this project and the emotion is incredibly raw. I cannot speak enough for this song and its message. Te amo Puerto Rico, siempre te llevo en mi corazon.
Lin-Manuel does it again! At a time when my heart is pained living here on the mainland, watching, listening and reading of the distress endured by Puerto Ricans on the island, I cannot help but feel alive watching so many come together to help rebuild. #PuertoRicoSeLevanta #PuertoRicoStrong
In a time of darkness and tragedy this song offers a shimmer of hope. Reminding us that there is good in the world. That there are people out there that care and are willing to come together and help, even when our government leaders won't. Music can truly heal and bring tho e world closer together.
Have you ever wanted to cry in the club, but the tracks weren't quite right for it? Congrats, you found the track to cry to. Your favorite Puerto Rican musician is probably on it, speaking the name of a town otherwise forgotten. And if that fact doesn't appeal to you, well, yes that's a West Side Story reference you're hearing, delivered as only the Broadway original Alexander Hamilton could. And if that won't do, just toss the money to the Hispanic Federation directly instead.
Very beautiful song, very thoughtful from Lin Manuel, and from what I hear proceeds will go to a good cause. I am from México but I pray for Puerto Rico and all of Latinoamérica for the hardships they've had to endure 🙏
Lin's brain is a marvel. Hurricane Maria. West Side Story, in part about Puerto Ricans getting screwed. And then there's everything in the lyrics themselves, which I've only begun to unpack. And then the song itself is so damn catchy.. Thank you Lin. Again.