NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Two international recording artists are joining forces for a live performance to galvanize support around a social issue: Ensuring abandoned and vulnerable children have a safe, loving and permanent family.
Yandel will perform a newly created version of his smash hit ‘Somos Uno’ (‘We Are One’), alongside Becky G, live at this year’s Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 24 in New York City’s Central Park to raise awareness of the crisis around vulnerable and abandoned children. This initiative is spearheaded by the charity Hopeland, which includes Deborra-lee Furness as its Honorary Board Member. She will also be co-hosting the festival and personally introducing the artists before their performance.
“Hopeland is honored to have Yandel and Becky G perform a special cover of the song ‘Somos Uno’ at this year’s Global Citizen Festival,” said Hopeland CEO and Co-Founder Nick Evans. “This performance will highlight the plight of tens of millions of children around the world who are living without the care of a family, putting their health and safety at risk: One in three is homeless, one in five has a criminal record and one in 10 commits suicide.”
Yandel and Becky G will perform at the festival alongside artists including Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica.
“I’m excited to work with Hopeland, and honored to perform a version of my song,” said Grammy award-winner Yandel. “I think it’s important to share your voice to help those in need.”
This year’s Global Citizen Festival will continue to draw attention to the effects of poverty on health and education, focusing on how girls and women are disproportionately affected.
Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G added: “As a woman, I feel such solidarity with this year’s Global Citizen Festival theme and Hopeland’s mission. I’m excited to hit the stage with Yandel and shine a light on these important issues.”
To support Hopeland’s mission, everyone is encouraged to sign the Declaration of Dependence at https://ourhopeland.org/ and elevate the voice of vulnerable children everywhere. Anyone can watch the performance from 3pm EDT here and get behind the scene coverage from Hopeland across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.