Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, and Carlos Vives are among the artists who will perform at Hispanos Unidos Por New York (“Hispanics United for New York”), a Latin music benefit concert in New York. Set for Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden, the event is being organized by Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), and will benefit relief efforts for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and those who died in the recent crash of Dominican Republic-bound Flight 587.
Emilio Estefan will serve as musical coordinator for the show. Other confirmed performers are Jose Jose, Olga Tanon, Alejandra Guzman, Charlie Zaa, Carlos Ponce, Jon Secada, and Ruben Blades. Actor/comedian John Leguizamo will also appear.
Others who have been invited to perform include Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solis, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jose Feliciano, and Jose Luis Rodriguez.
“This is a significant showing of Hispanic solidarity and generosity in signaling our support for the victims of these terrible tragedies,” SBS chairman/CEO Raul Alarcon said in a statement. “We want to give something back to New York, a city that has played a seminal role in the history of U.S. Hispanics and of our Company.”
SBS owns and operates more 25 U.S. radio stations, including New York outlets Mega 97.9 and 93.1 Amor. Prior to the attacks, the latter station’s broadcast signal was delivered from the top of the World Trade Center, and the station was off the air for several days following the disaster.
Tickets, ranging from $63.60 to $103.50, are already on sale via Ticketmaster. For more information, visit LaMusica.com.