A Wave Of Latino Artists Will ‘RiseUP AS ONE’ In Free Concert At US–Mexico Border

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.

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“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.

¡Nos fuimos!

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Even Though He Couldn’t Cross The Border, This Abuelo Sang ‘Las Mañanitas’ To His Grandson From Across The Rio Grande

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Even Though He Couldn’t Cross The Border, This Abuelo Sang ‘Las Mañanitas’ To His Grandson From Across The Rio Grande

Since the very beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been overwhelmed with stories about people being kept apart by the virus. But despite the challenges that so many of us have faced during this pandemic, we find a way to make things work. And that’s exactly what this grandfather (who lives near the U.S-Mexico border) did to make sure that we was able to spend time with his grandson as he celebrated his 4th birthday.

Thanks to travel restrictions they couldn’t be together but they found a way to celebrate.

A heartwarming video is trending on Mexican social media showing a grandfather making his way to the U.S.-Mexico border to wish his four-year-old grandson a happy birthday. Although they couldn’t be together because of travel restrictions thanks to COVID-19, the grandfather managed to sing the traditional Mexican birthday song Las Mañanitas to his grandson, who listened from the other side of the Rio Grande in Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

The user who uploaded the video to YouTube identified the man as Isidro González and his grandson as Santiago.

With microphone, keyboard and speakers in Eagle Pass, Texas, Grandpa asks about his grandson. “Santiago, where are you? He raises his hand” and the video shows Santi. “I love you. I love you very much ”, you can hear the grandfather shouting and the grandson replies that he does too.

“Congratulations, Santiago. He is turning 4 years old ”, says the grandfather and the singing begins.

For many families residing in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, the pandemic restrictions imposed by the United States have meant they cannot cross the border to see family. González did not let that stop him from wishing his grandson a very happy birthday.

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Juanes Covers Fito Páez’s “El Amor Después del Amor” in Vintage Music Video


Juanes Covers Fito Páez’s “El Amor Después del Amor” in Vintage Music Video

Juanes dials it back to the ’80s in his music video for “El Amor Después del Amor.” The Colombian superstar covered the Latin rock classic by Argentine singer Fito Páez.

Juanes already has a co-sign from Fito himself.

“El Amor Después del Amor” is Juanes’ first taste of his upcoming album Origen. The song was first released by Páez on his 1992 album of the same name. The cover’s LP is Juanes’ dedication to the artists like Páez that influenced his music career.

“‘El Amor Después del Amor’ is one of my favorite rock songs of all-time,” Juanes said in a statement. “Since the day it came out, what it spoke to, and still does, resonates with me and a whole generation. I have the utmost admiration for Fito. I admire his greatness as a composer and his lasting influence on Latin rock.”

This is Juanes like you’ve never seen him or heard him before.

Juanes sounds like a born-again artist in “El Amor Después del Amor.” He’s rocked and rolled plenty in his greatest hits, but he really commits to the soulful performance that Páez first gave the song. This is already a promising start to the Origen album.

“In my rendition of the song, it felt very instinctive to add more of a gospel sound in the arrangement of the Hammond and guitars,” Juanes added. “I could already sense it in the original, but we went further, especially in how gospel can be fused with the feel of blues and rock. [It’s] a personal interpretation that I hope further amplifies the uplifting spirit I always found in the song.”

Juanes turns it up to 11 in the music video for “El Amor Después del Amor.” In the VHS-like visual, he gives his best impression of the hair bands that reigned supreme in the ’80s. Juanes’ Origen album is due out later this year.

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