Lin-Manuel Miranda - Almost Like Praying (feat. Artists for Puerto Rico) [Official Video]

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  • Published on:  Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Download and stream here: https://Atlantic.lnk.to/AlmostLikePra... Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying” was written and recorded to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation's Unidos Disaster Relief Fund.Proceeds go to https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/ For more information, please visit http://www.hispanicfederation.org and http://www.almostlikepraying.com“Almost Like Praying”Lin-Manuel Miranda feat Artists for Puerto RicoMusic and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda© 2017 5000 Broadway Music (ASCAP)Administered by WB Music Corp.“Contains elements of “Maria” Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ©1957, Renewed. Published by The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co. LLC (ASCAP) c/o Universal PolyGram Int. Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) and Chappell-Co. Inc. (ASCAP)Track produced by Jeffrey “Trooko” PenalvaAdditional vocal arrangements by Alex LacamoireMixed by Mikaelin “Blue” BlueSpruce at Lounge Studios, NYCMastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NYCEngineered by Ebonie Smith, Ariel Chobaz, Salvador MajailAssistant Engineers: Jordon Silva, Jaron Bozeman, Matt DysonRecorded at Atlantic Studios (NYC), Glenwood Place Studios (Burbank CA), The Village Recorder (Los Angeles CA), Circle House (Miami FL) Percussion by: Eric Bobo CorreaVocals Performed by Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana VillafañeMarc Anthony, Ednita Nazario, Pedro Capo, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan appear courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment U.S. Latin LLCLuis Fonsi appears courtesy of Universal Music Latin EntertainmentCamila Cabello appear courtesy of Syco / Epic Records, a Division of Sony Music EntertainmentTommy Torres appears courtesy of Warner Music LatinaExecutive Producer: Lin-Manuel Miranda Associate Producers: Luis A. Miranda, Jr. Rigo "Riggs" Morales Producers: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez Danny Hastings Cesar Camacho Assistant Producers: Ann Dubin Javier Gomez Sara Elisa Miller Owen Panettieri Co-Directors: Cesar Camacho Lin-Manuel Miranda Luis A. Miranda, Jr. Title Design: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez For Atlantic Records: CEO & Co-chairman Craig Kallman COO & Co-chairman Julie Greenwald A&R Riggs Morales A&R Administration Craig Rosen A&R Coordination Ari Gelaw Marketing for Atlantic Records Grace James Business Affairs for Atlantic Records Michael Kushner, Alyson Abbagnaro, Brett Copell For Somos Arte: Artistic Director & Principal: Edgardo Mirannda-Rodriguez Business Manager: Kyung Jeon-Miranda Lead Animator: Rahim Akbar Muhammad Production Coordinator: Stephanie Ortiz Director of Photography: Dawin Rodríguez Camera Operators: Joel Fernandez Dominick Estarella Associate Sound Recordist: Jonathan Hernandez Gaffer: Bart Grillet Proceeds to the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Fund for Puerto RicoSubscribe for more official content from Atlantic Records:https://Atlantic.lnk.to/subscribeFollow Lin-Manuel Mirandahttps://twitter.com/Lin_Manuelhttps://facebook.com/Lin-Manuel-Miran...http://linmanuel.comFollow Atlantic Recordshttps://facebook.com/atlanticrecordshttps://instagram.com/atlanticrecordshttps://twitter.com/AtlanticRecordshttp://atlanticrecords.comThe official Atlantic Records YouTube Channel is home to the hottest in hip-hop, rock, pop, R&B, indie, musicals and soundtracks. With over 70 years of global recorded music history, Atlantic Records’ legacy and passion for artistry continues with Top 40 hitmakers like Wiz Khalifa, Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Janelle Monáe, and B.o.B. Atlantic Records prides itself for working on Motion Picture Soundtracks, such as “The Greatest Showman”, “Suicide Squad” and “The Fate of the Furious.” As well as Musical Soundtracks including “Dear Evan Hansen,” and Grammy and Tony Award Winning “Hamilton”. It is home to world-renowned record labels representing music from every genre, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Rhino, Roadrunner, and Sire. Subscribe for the latest official music videos, official audio videos, performances, bts and more from our artists and projects.https://Atlantic.lnk.to/Subscribe #AlmostLikePraying #LinManuelMiranda #AtlanticRecords #ArtistsforPuertoRico
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  • Ariel in Wonderland
    Ariel in Wonderland  a years ago +2377

    #Lin2020
    Lin has my vote.
    (I'm italian but I don't care...)
    LIN HAS MY VOTE

  • Ali Stumpf
    Ali Stumpf  a years ago +494

    OH MY GOD LIN IS AN ACTUAL GENIUS. THE FIRST OPENING LINES ARE FROM WEST SIDE STORY, A MUSICAL FEATURING MANY PUERTO RICAN ACTORS AND ITS FROM A SONG CALLED 'MARIA'
    I CAN'T COMPREHEND HOW GENIUS THIS IS

  • Dikshit Gupta
    Dikshit Gupta  a years ago +788

    Lyrics:
    Say it loud and there's music playing
    Say it soft and it's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like
    Cabo Rojo, Corozal
    Naguabo, Guaynabo
    San Lorenzo y San Germán
    San Sebastián, mi viejo San Juan
    Isabela, Maricao
    Fajardo, Dorado
    Hormigueros, Humacao
    Luquillo, Hatillo
    Vega Alta, Vega Baja
    Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Mayagüez
    Yes, otra vez, yes
    Aguadilla, Quebradillas
    Guayanilla, Juana Díaz
    Y Cayey, hey
    It's almost like praying (Puerto Rico)
    It's almost like praying (Puerto Rico)
    It's almost like
    Arecibo, Guánica
    Culebra, Las Piedras
    Orocovis, Guayama
    Gurabo, Maunabo
    Aguas Buenas, Salinas
    Río Grande, Sábana Grande
    Yabucoa, Florida
    Peñuelas, Santa Isabel
    Naranjito, Barranquitas
    Carolina, Aibonito, Bayamónm, hey!
    Rincón, hey!
    Barceloneta, Las Marías
    Comerío, Moca, Ponce, Manatí, así
    It's almost like praying (Puerto Rico)
    It's almost like praying (Puerto Rico)
    It's almost like (Yo)
    Utuado, Aguada, Adjuntas y Caguas
    Canóvanas, Cataño, Juncos y Lajas
    Jayuya, Villalba, Arroyo, te amo
    La cueva de Camuy, los baños de Coamo
    Trujillo Alto, Ceiba, Ciales
    La isla de Vieques, El grito de Lares
    Yauco, Cidra, Añasco, Patillas
    Morovis, Loíza, lo hiciste
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Lai lo le lo le, le lo le lo lai)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Puerto Rico, Borinquen)
    Cien por treinta y cinco la isla completa
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Sí somos Boricua, ha, ahora que se sepa)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Puerto Rico, así es)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Puerto Rico Ho! Ho! Ho!)
    ay Puerto Rico, oh oh (ay Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Tierra linda mía, yo te quiero)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (ay Puerto Rico)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Mi Puerto Rico, ah)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Puerto Rico)
    Puerto Rico, oh oh (Mi Puerto Rico, yeah)
    Say it soft and it's almost like praying

  • eyescandeceive
    eyescandeceive  a years ago +579

    understanding this is probably beyond you, Alejandro DJD, but I write this for the benefit of others.
    right after the hurricane passed, LMM said his social media feeds were overloaded with messages from people trying to get information about friends and relatives on the island. the larger and well-known areas got some press coverage quickly, but the inland and mountain areas were suffering horribly and there was no news of what had happened to the people there. LMM wanted to think of a way to draw attention to the plight of the island as a whole, not just the famous places tourists have heard of. People who live in PR identify very strongly with the names of their towns, and some of these little places never get their names mentioned off-island. As the cries for help kept pouring in and the names of the towns kept repeating themselves, it began to feel like a litany (a Christian worship form where you repeat a long list of things for which you need help or for whom you are asking prayers). Lastly, for sixty years the name "Maria" was associated in a positive way with West Side Story, but from now on it will always be a negative name on the island--the name of the life changing disaster that changed PR forever. So LMM took the iconic "almost like praying" line from the musical (with Stephen Sondheim's permission) and added the litany of singing the names of the towns.
    It. Is. Fucking. Brilliant.
    And he put it together in 72 fucking hours.
    When you get a MacArthur grant, a Pulitzer Prize, an Oscar nomination, and a shelf of Grammys and Tony Awards, you can pass judgment on whether the man can write, move people emotionally, and raise money for people in desperate need. All the talented people on this project would not have donated their time to something that was "trash". The reach of this song will go farther than anything you will ever do and by calling it nothing special you diminish yourself rather than the work. So don't criticize what you can't understand, and step aside while a genius like LMM keeps coming up with new ways to make the world a better place.

  • Starchelle
    Starchelle  a years ago +1431

    Ahhhh Anthony and Lin reunite!!

  • Olivia Griffith
    Olivia Griffith  a years ago +2304

    "Then a hurricane came and devastation reigned... and he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain." Talk about parallels.
    God bless you and your work, Lin.

  • Fidddle2Pie
    Fidddle2Pie  a years ago +654

    0:39 I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW CAMILA WAS HERE TIL I READ IT ON WIKIPEDIA OMG

  • Royal Queen
    Royal Queen  a years ago +189

    My family is still struggling in Puerto Rico but I still love listening to this song. They’re doing better then before(thank god) but it’s still hard for them. I love them and the beautiful island so much!

  • Ven Chan
    Ven Chan  a years ago +384

    While I don't have any connection to Puerto Rico, my heart goes out to everyone affected. I can only hope that I can make a difference by sharing and donating. Love from London ❤❤❤

  • Ka Ka Lou
    Ka Ka Lou  a years ago +71

    When lin and Anthony hugged I cried... I miss the obc so much

  • ashley
    ashley  a years ago +2911

    Lin managed to list 78 cities in a song and not have it even sound any bit unusual. This man is legendary

  • Tracie Hines
    Tracie Hines  a years ago +72

    Love the West Side Story reference Lin! And it fits perfectly because Maria was Peurto Rican. This song is amazing and I love seeing people come together to celebrate where there are from and help the people still on the island!

  • Teuris Guante
    Teuris Guante  a years ago +246

    1:06 Se me aguan los Ojos JLO 😍😢 2:59 💔😭😭😭😭

  • destroythesoul
    destroythesoul  a years ago +107

    I don't know how everyone felt, but personally, the first time I heard this song and I heard when they said the name of the pueblo where I was born (MAYAGÜEZ) I was filled with pride that I can't possibly explain in words. It may seem trivial to some people, but to many Puerto Ricans, this song is special, and I am sure it is even more special to those who experienced Hurricane Maria first hand. Sometimes in order to help you don't need to do big things. Giving people hope, pride, and happiness is enough. Giving the people of Puerto Rico something that is uniquely theirs, was enough in this case, to at least lift a bit of the load.

  • uoıʇnloʌǝɹǝɥʇsıʞuıdʞɔɐlq :3

    Camila Cabello!!! ( ˘ ³˘)❤ (•ᴗ•)❤

  • JuanchoCe Espinoza
    JuanchoCe Espinoza  a years ago +685

    [Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    Say it loud and there's music playing…
    Say it soft and it's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like—
    [Luis Fonsi]
    Cabo Rojo, Corozal
    Naguabo, Guaynabo
    [Marc Anthony]
    San Lorenzo y San Germán
    San Sebastián, mi viejo San Juan
    [Camila Cabello, Anthony Ramos]
    Isabela, Maricao
    Fajardo, Dorado
    [Ednita Nazario, Gilberto Santa Rosa]
    Hormigueros, Humacao
    Luquillo, Hatillo
    [Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra]
    Vega Alta, Vega Baja
    Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Mayagüez
    [Joell Ortiz, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    Yes!
    [Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra]
    Otra vez!
    [Joell Ortiz, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    Yes!
    [Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra]
    Aguadilla, Quebradillas
    Guayanilla, Juana Díaz
    Y Cayey, hey
    [Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    It's almost like praying
    [Ruben Blades, Jennifer Lopez]
    Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico…
    [Jennifer Lopez]
    Arecibo, Guánica
    Culebra, Las Piedras
    [Gilberto Santa Rosa]
    Orocovis, Guayama
    [Gilberto Santa Rosa, Rita Moreno]
    Gurabo, Maunabo
    [Ruben Blades, Dessa, Ana Villafañe]
    Aguas Buenas, Salinas
    Río Grande, Sabana Grande
    [Tommy Torres]
    Yabucoa, Florida
    [Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan]
    Peñuelas, Santa Isabel
    [Pedro Capó, Tommy Torres]
    Naranjito, Barranquitas
    Carolina, Aibonito, Bayamón
    [Alex Lacamoire, Joell Ortiz, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    Hey!
    [Pedro Capó, Tommy Torres]
    Rincón
    [Alex Lacamoire, Joell Ortiz, Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    Hey!
    [Pedro Capó, Tommy Torres]
    Barceloneta, Las Marías
    Comerío, Moca, Ponce, Manatí, Así
    [Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    It's almost like praying
    [Camila Cabello]
    Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
    [Luis Fonsi]
    Boricua, Boricua, Puerto Rico
    [Fat Joe]
    Yo, Utuado, Aguada, Adjuntas y Caguas
    [PJ Sin Suela]
    Canóvanas, Cataño, Juncos y Lajas
    [Dessa]
    Jayuya, Villalba, Arroyo, te amo
    [Dessa, Fat Joe]
    La cueva de Camuy, los baños de Coamo
    [Gina Rodriguez]
    Trujillo Alto, Ceiba, Ciales
    La isla de Vieques, El grito de Lares
    [Joell Ortiz]
    Yauco
    [Gina Rodriguez]
    Cidra
    [Joell Ortiz]
    Añasco
    [Gina Rodriguez]
    Patillas
    [Joell Ortiz, Gina Rodriguez]
    Morovis, Loíza, lo hiciste
    [Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
    Puerto Rico...
    [Dessa]
    Puerto Rico...
    [Juan Luis Guerra]
    Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico...
    [Ednita Nazario]
    Lai lo le lo le, le lo le lo lai…
    [Joell Ortiz]
    Puerto Rico!
    [Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
    Puerto Rico...
    [Gilberto Santa Rosa]
    Puerto Rico, Borinquen
    Cien por treinta y cinco la isla completa
    Sí somos Boricua, ha, ahora que se sepa
    [Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
    Puerto Rico…
    [Gloria Estefan]
    Puerto Rico
    [Rita Moreno]
    Así es
    [Gloria Estefan]
    Puerto Rico
    [Ruben Blades]
    Puerto Rico
    [Fat Joe]
    Puerto Rico! Ho! Ho!
    [Ruben Blades]
    Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
    [Ednita Nazario]
    Tierra linda mía, yo te quiero
    [Camila Cabello]
    Oohhh
    [Marc Anthony, Luis Fonsi]
    Puerto Rico...
    [Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    And there's music, and there's music
    And there's music playing-
    [Camila Cabello]
    Puerto Rico
    [Marc Anthony]
    Ay, Puerto Rico, eh
    Mi Puerto Rico, ah
    [Anthony Ramos]
    Viva
    [Jennifer Lopez]
    Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
    [Lin-Manuel Miranda]
    Say it soft and it's almost like praying

  • KMR 125
    KMR 125  a years ago +61

    I’m praying for Puerto Rico!
    (I’m not Puerto Rician)
    Sorry if I’m spelling this wrong.
    I love his song!

  • Afifi ahlem
    Afifi ahlem  a years ago +90

    Camila💜

  • Quarrtz
    Quarrtz  a years ago +57

    L i n . G. i v e s . L i f e .

  • Elena Diaz Theotonio
    Elena Diaz Theotonio  a years ago +26

    Me encanta , es original y una letra y ritmo pegadizo . Me gustaría haber escuchado más a Camila porque me encanta como canta , y cuando dijo Puerto Rico me encantó. I dead in floor mija