tars of music, television and film added their voices on October 14 in a charity event in the US in favor of those affected by the recent natural disasters in America, in which the staff was present in one way or another of the Show.
Led by Marc Anthony, from Miami, and Jennifer Lopez, from Los Angeles, the telethon brought together the best of television and Hollywood, as well as Hispanic music, committed to this initiative, which at the end of its three hours raised more than 26 million dollars.
The stadium of the Marlins baseball team, near the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, was the venue for a concert “We Are One Voice: We’re Live!”, Which sold out its locations the day before and had its kick-off with a Marc Anthony on the surface playing his iconic theme “Live my life.”
“We are many, but tonight we are a voice,” said the interpreter before an audience that hoisted flags of Puerto Rico, the country most alluded to during the day among those who have recently suffered natural disasters.
J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Prince Royce, Alejandro Sanz, Camila, Romeo Santos, Gente de Zona and Daddy Yankee, the latter responsible for an energetic mix of his emblematic “Despacito” and Gasoline”.
Anthony, of Puerto Rican origin, claimed the most emotional moment of the night in Miami when he closed the concert with the interpretation of “Preciosa”, a love song dedicated to the Caribbean island, especially affected by Hurricane Maria.
“We are here to raise voices, spirits and money to help,” said Jennifer Lopez, from Los Angeles, in front of a line of celebrities who answered the phone number of donors, including Ellen Degeneres, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Valdés. , Jamie Foxx, Ted Danson, Debra Messing and Kim Kardashian.
The special, which became a trend in the United States on the Twitter social network, made for the first time the two main Hispanic television networks in the United States, Telemundo and Univisión, join in a live broadcast, which was added NBC and more than a dozen cable channels and digital radios.
The broadcast from Los Angeles had the participation, either before cameras or through telephone calls, of stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, Vin Diesel, Benicio del Toro or Jimmy Fallon.
On the stage of the Californian city, where the English-speaking part of the event was concentrated, there were Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Demi Lovato, Chris Martin, Gwen Stefani and, of course, Jennifer Lopez, who performed in Spanish the song “Ni tú ni I”.
The telethon opened with shocking images of the devastation caused by earthquakes in Mexico, as well as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the southern United States, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean areas, accompanied by testimonies of some victims.
The collection of the telethon and the concert will be destined to those affected by natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean, specifically to distribute food and medicine, build shelters or provide electric power and communications to the areas affected by the recent devastation.
According to the organizers, all aid will be channeled through the organizations Feeding America, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, United for Puerto Rico, United Way , American Red Cross and Unicef.