Latino artists are coming together for one hell of a concert to be held at the U.S.-Mexico border – and just in time for the election.
In an event titled “RiseUp AS ONE,” some of the world’s renowned singers, actors and musicians are teaming up to demonstrate the power of inclusion, unity and diversity, despite borders. Most importantly, it will celebrate “who we are and the way we live.”
The concert, which will take place at the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) in San Diego, Calif., will count with the participation of Latino artists: Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Fonseca, Andra Day, Jesse & Joy, Jorge Drexler, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Lila Downs, Los Tigres del Norte, Luis Coronel, Lupillo Rivera, Miguel Bose, Natalia Lafourcade, and Rene Perez (Resident from Calle 13).
Oh, and it’s completely free for those who wish to attend.
“This location and our incredible lineup of award-winning artists will celebrate, through the power of music, the connectedness of our world and the positivity that occurs when we show empathy, respect and openness to one another,” said Fusion Media Group’s Co-President and Chief Content Officer, Camila Jimenez Villa, in a statement unearthed by Huffington Post.
According to the Huffing Post, Gael García Bernal, Jonás Cuarón and Wilmer Valderrama are expected to make special appearances. Co-chairs of the event include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, America Ferrer, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Quincy Jones, Robert Rodriguez, among others.
And for those of us who don’t live nearby, “RiseUp AS ONE” will be broadcast live from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 15 via Univision in Spanish, and in English on Fusion.
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Learn more about this initiative, here.
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