Lin Manuel Miranda Releases Single To Raise Money For Puerto Rico


“Almost Like Praying” features guests artists such as Jennifer Lopez.

The music video for “Almost Like Praying,” the new single from “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda that raises funds for Puerto Rico’s Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund, has just been released, according to Playbill.com.

The single was released October 6.

Among those featured on the single are Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, On Your Feet! star Ana Villafañe (who played Estefan in the Broadway musical), EGOT winner Rita Moreno, Broadway-bound John Leguizamo, “Hamilton” alum Anthony Ramos, and Miranda’s frequent collaborator Alex Lacamoire.

The song begins with lyrics to West Side Story’s “Maria”: “Say it loud and there’s music playing; say it soft and it’s almost like praying.” As the song progresses, the various artists alternate as they recite all 78 towns in the U.S. island territory.

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