Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will unveil a salsa remix of “Almost Like Praying,” his all-star single recorded last fall to benefit the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” Disaster Relief Fund, for hurricane recovery and rebuilding initiatives in Puerto Rico.
Spanish Broadcasting System will premiere the remix February 8 at 10:30 AM ET in New York (Mega 97.9 FM), Miami (El Nuevo Zol 106.7 FM), and Puerto Rico (Estereotempo 96.5 FM). Miranda will introduce the single followed by an interview, live from the SBS studios in New York City.
“The benefit single 'Almost Like Praying' has had tremendous success with audiences worldwide,” said Miranda in a statement. “As we now continue to help establish long-term self-sustainable initiatives to rebuild Puerto Rico, we are thrilled to bring this new version to Salsa-music fans. Although it has been over four months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island still needs much help to get its most basic infrastructure up and running – including electricity, roads and bridges, healthcare and other vital programs.”
“Almost Like Praying” was released for download and streaming October 6, 2017. Within its first week, it hit number one in digital sales in 17 countries; 100 percent of the proceeds have gone to the Hispanic Federation’s “Unidos” Disaster Relief Fund, which has sponsored hundreds of initiatives to assist in the relief, recovery, and now rebuilding of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory since 1898.