Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jennifer Lopez to Release New Song to Benefit Orlando Shooting Victims
Lin-Manuel Miranda -- who is enjoying acclaim as the star, composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical hit Hamilton -- is teaming up with Jennifer Lopez to release a song titled "Love Make the World Go Round," a song which will help benefit Project Somos Orlando by the Hispanic Federation.
Somos Orlando's was established in the aftermath of the June 12th Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, Fl. 49 people were killed by a gunman, and over 50 people received injuries - many of whom were members of the Latino community.
Both Miranda and JLo tweeted a short behind-the-scenes clip showing the two of them working on the peace-themed track.
A brief look at the lyrics reveal a message of change, tolerance, and solidarity, including "I'm wide awake / Ready to create / Everything I've imagined... Without any hate / Crying for change / Causing a chain reaction."
According to the Hispanic Federation website, Somos Orlando "will address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual." The project will also help those affected with "case management, crisis intervention, and mental health services, among other needs."
To contribute to Project Somos Orlando, click on the link here to find out more about how you can donate to their cause.
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