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Luis Fonsi, Lin-Manuel Miranda raise funds for disaster relief

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 01:15

The stars of Puerto Rican descent perform at Tidal X, a charity concert to raise funds for disaster relief. Elly Park reports.

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Some of music's biggest stars convened at the Barclays Center in New York to raise funds for the multiple natural disasters that ravaged parts of the United States, Caribbean and Mexico. The charity concert called Tidal X, had some of the industry's biggest names in attendance such as Stevie Wonder. For Despacito-singer Luis Fonsi the cause hits very close to home. SOUNDBITE: Singer, Luis Fonsi saying (Spanish) "To rebuild Puerto Rico, it's not just one plane. It's not a telethon or a concert. It's going to take years of rebuilding. There are a lot of people that still don't have food and water, electricity. " Also of Puerto Rican descent, Hamilton creator Lin Manual Miranda is putting everything else on hold to help the island. SOUNDBITE: Hamilton' Creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda saying (English) " I can't tell you about my upcoming projects, because my upcoming projects are getting a sense of normalcy back to Puerto Rico by raising funds, by raising awareness, and by keeping us in the conversation because there is no shortage of challenges that are on the front page of the news or in your social media feeds, and so that's my gig." Manuel's star-studded charity song topped the Billboard digital singles chart earlier in the week.

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Luis Fonsi, Lin-Manuel Miranda raise funds for disaster relief

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 01:15