By: Suzette Fernandez
Juan Luis Guerra, Ednita Nazario, Olga Tañón, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Zion & Lennox have also joined the program.
Puerto Rico’s First Lady, Beatriz Rosselló, announced the resumption of “Unidos Por Puerto Rico” (“United for Puerto Rico”) concert and telethon event, Billboard has learned. The charitable initiative was originally organized in early September to help those affected by Hurricane Irma and now joins the effort to raise funds for damages caused by Maria.
The concert-telethon will feature artists such as Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Ednita Nazario, Olga Tañón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Zion & Lennox, Carlos Vives, Maluma, La Secta, Tito el Bambino, Vico C, Nicky Jam, Jowell & Randy, Pirulo y La Tribe, Víctor Manuel, Wisin, Ozuna and Yandel, among others. The artists will also unite for a song and video titled “Isla Bendita”, which will honor the event.
“United for Puerto Rico” will air on October 22 directly from Puerto Rico through more than 20 Spanish Broadcasting System radio stations and on television through Telemundo, Univision and Mega TV in the U.S.
“Puerto Rico needs us now more than ever after suffering the scourge of two consecutive hurricanes,” said the Rosselló in a statement.
To make a donation for the victims of Irma and Maria visit www.unidosporpuertorico.com for more information.