Fonseca & Jon Batiste Release Theme Song for RiseUp Summit


Fusion, the TV and digital company launched as a joint venture between Univision and Disney/ABC Television, will host its first RiseUp summit Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C. The one-day event will gather global activists, artists, politicians and technologists from around the world.

As part of “RiseUp,” Colombian singer/songwriter Fonseca and American jazz artist and composer Jon Batiste co-wrote a theme song, also titled “Rise Up,” which is available on iTunes now. The track is an anthem for change (“Stand Up to the world, rise up for what you care,” says the chorus) with jazz and pop influences. All proceeds from the song will be donated to Unicef. 

Fonseca and Batiste will perform “Rise Up” at the summit during an evening concert directed by producer Andres Levin. It will also feature his fusion band, Yerba Buena.

The RiseUp summit will spotlight recent youth-led movements and activism in places as far-flung as Venezuela, Egypt, Taiwan and Turkey. Information on the event can be found here.


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