Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Univision & Fusion's 'Rise Up as One'

Lin Manuel Miranda photographed in 2016
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Lin Manuel Miranda photographed on July 27, 2016.

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins Univision and Fusion Media's star-studded two-day event "Rise Up as One" taking place Oct. 14 and 15. 

The Hamilton star was announced as co-chair joining other Latin superstars including René Pérez aka Residente and Emilio and Gloria Estefan. In a touching video, Miranda announces his participation in the event being billed as a celebration of music, diversity and unity. 

"Music is one of the most mysterious things we make as a human race. It connects both hemispheres of our brains, it connects our reasoning side with our emotional side. And it also allows for connections between people, that sometimes languages divides us, sometimes interests divide us, but music always unites us. Music always brings us together. And I'm happy that I make something that brings people together."

Watch his clip below: 

"Rise Up as One" will wrap up with a free ticketed concert headlined by artists and musicians. The concert will broadcast live on Oct. 15 on Univision in Spanish and on Fusion in English at 7 p.m. ET. 


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