Lin-Manuel Miranda released a salsa remix of his benefit song "Almost Like Praying," raising funds for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.
Lin-Manuel Miranda released a salsa remix of his benefit song "Almost Like Praying," raising funds for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.
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At 10:30am this morning, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released a salsa remix of "Almost Like Praying," his single benefiting the Hispanic Federation's "Unidos" Disaster Relief Fund for hurricane recovery and rebuilding initiatives in Puerto Rico. Spanish Broadcasting System teamed up with Miranda for a world-premiere radio launch of the remix in New York (Mega 97.9FM), Miami (El Nuevo Zol 106.7FM), and Puerto Rico (Estereotempo 96.5FM).

Miranda himself introduced 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. "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."

The original "Almost Like Praying" was released for download and streaming on October 6, 2017, and within its first week, hit No. 1 in digital sales in 17 countries. One hundred 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.

To download "Almost Like Praying," click here. The salsa remix will be available on Friday, February 9, at 12:01pm EST, after one day of exclusive air time on SBS radio stations.