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Lin-Manuel Miranda Has Released A New Song And Music Video For Puerto Rico Relief

"Almost Like Praying" features the Hamilton creator and other major artists in a song that benefits the Hispanic Federation and its disaster relief efforts.

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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has released a new song "Almost Like Praying," with proceeds going to the Hispanic Federation for Puerto Rico's disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Maria.

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Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20 and has has caused at least 36 deaths in Puerto Rico.

The track was written by Miranda and gets its title from the West Side Story song "Maria." In the music video, also released today, Miranda travels to record with artists in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Puerto Rico.


Also on the track are other Latino and Latina artists like Gloria Estefan and Camila Cabello, among others.

"Almost Like Praying," which already hit No. 1 on iTunes, will donate all proceeds to the Hispanic Federation.

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The song is also available on Google Play. In addition, YouTube will be making a donation to the organization.


Miranda partnered with the Hispanic Federation after the hurricane to focus on much needed Puerto Rican disaster relief.

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In the lyrics of "Almost Like Praying," he names every one of the 78 towns in Puerto Rico. "We lift you up always," Miranda tweeted.

The lyrics--every one of the 78 towns in Puerto Rico. We lift you up always. #AlmostLikePrayingπŸ‡΅πŸ‡·

Louis Peitzman is a deputy entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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