hurricane manuel

Composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda has written and recorded a new song to help raise money for hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Sales of the track, “Almost Like Praying,” will go to the Hispanic Federation’s Hurricane Relief Fund. It features an all-star cast of Latinx artists, including Jenifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Ruben Blades, Luis Fonsi, Rita Moreno and many others.

In a conversation with NPR Music’s Felix Contreras, Miranda explains why he chose to sing the song in Spanish, how he assembled the vast cast of contributors and why he borrowed the song’s title and instantly recognizable hook from a line in the West Side Story classic, “Maria.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains How He Made His New Benefit Song For Puerto Rico

Photo: Gladys Vega/Getty Images

Why is no one talking about Lin Manuel Miranda’s new song “Almost like Praying”

1) it’s helping to raise awareness for Puerto Rico right now

2) It says all the 78 pueblos in Puerto Rico

3) it’s such a good song, like actually it is fucking FIRE 🔥🔥🔥

4) Puerto Rico needs all the support and help they can get right now, Hurricane Maria has literally destroyed the island.

5) All the money that is earned goes to Puerto Rico!

In all, this is an amazing song. A song for my beautiful island. Thank you Lin!

If you want to listen to it: it’s literally anywhere you can get music from.


Hurricane, Right Hand Man, Guns and Ships, The World Was Wide Enough, and Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story footage from Hamilton’s America

You can only upload 5 minutes so I had to narrow it down to just a few of the songs we got footage of :P The jump-cuts are like this because we didn’t get consecutive clips :P Here’s my Guns and Ships gifset from this vid :) Also… Anyone else cried in who lives who dies who tells your story?? I was weeping! lol


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the hamilton challenge

6 / 6 songs  →  hurricane

“I wrote my way out of h e l l. I wrote my way to revolution, I was louder than the crack in the bell. I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell, I wrote about the Constitution and defended it well. And in the face of ignorance and resistance, I wrote financial systems into existence. And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.”


I don’t care who you are or what your blog is. Please reblog. Spread the word. Buy the song. Help out the population of Puerto Rico. If you’re a fan of Moana, In The Heights, or Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda (the songwriter/playwright/cinnamon roll to this earth) has released a new song aimed at aiding the relief effort for the people of Puerto Rico, in coalition with several other amazing and talented artists. Spread the word. Buy the song. I’m getting out my debit card at 2 in the morning because I’m so touched by his movement and this song.

I stand with Lin.

It’s a beautiful love song to Puerto Rico. Please. Help them.

@taydyt you too

The World Was Wide Enough Monologue

The World Was Wide Enough Monologues, with other songs from the show mixed in (song order under the cut)

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concept; Halsey and Brendon Urie are on tour together. one of them says they should sing hurricane. the other agrees. the audience is full of anticipation. who’s version of hurricane are they going to sing? the audience is wrong. it’s neither. Lin Manuel Miranda comes onto the stage in full Hamilton attire. the ensemble joins onstage. he sings hurricane.

a hurricane of dust and ashes
josh groban & lin manuel miranda
a hurricane of dust and ashes

is this how i die? was there any other way my life could be? 

is this how i die? such a storm of feelings inside of me


when i was seventeen, a hurricane destroyed my town,

 i didn’t drown, i couldn’t seem to die.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Personal Plea for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief (Guest Column)
Residents of the U.S. island territory "need supplies and resources just as badly as their fellow Americans in Texas and Florida," writes the 'Hamilton' creator, whose family was impacted by the devastating storm.

My cousin Daniela is studying to be a veterinarian. Her parents’ home in the hills of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, is like a tiny animal sanctuary — two goats, some cats, several bunnies and birds, nine dogs (!) and a couple of horses. Her older sister Camila has been studying for the MCAT exam — she wants to be a doctor. Across the street is my Aunt Yamilla’s home, formerly the home of my grandparents, where my sister and I spent every summer as children. I remember when my grandfather Guisin was building it — at last, moving up to the peaceful hills after a life in town.

There’s no shortage of stories about the devastation experienced in my beloved Puerto Rico in the past week. From the children still searching for signs of their parents, to the families who’ve lost everything but one another, to those displaced from the only homes they’ve ever known — Hurricane Maria’s collision with Puerto Rico has been the most brutal in the island’s modern history, leaving a destroyed power grid and unprecedented destruction in its wake.

As Maria roared toward the island, my family in Puerto Rico braced for impact. They knew Abuelo Guisin’s wooden dream home — where I worked on new musicals during summer breaks from college — could not possibly withstand a major hurricane. For a time, my uncle’s concrete home across the street became Noah’s Ark, as my family sought refuge there, along with Daniela’s animal menagerie. In addition to the animals, my family quickly gathered the things that can’t be replaced: family photos and mementos colored with memories of generations of Mirandas. Needless to say, Camila’s MCAT exam has been indefinitely postponed.

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