LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA has returned to present a new addition to the ongoing Hamildrop series, “A Forgotten Spot [Olvidado]” starring Zion Y Lennox, De La Ghetto, Ivy Queen, PJ Sin Suela and Lucecita Benitez and produced by Grammy award-winning, Trooko. This month’s Hamildrop is shining a light on the island of Puerto Rico one year after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island, leaving behind a trail of devastation. The track is now available worldwide at all digital music retailers and streaming services. Click here to download/stream “A Forgotten Spot [Olvidado]”https://Atlantic.lnk.to/AForgottenSpot
It’s one year later and the people of Puerto Rico are still dealing with the effects of the nearly catastrophic storm. Many have been unable to return to their homes while others are still struggling to find normalcy. “A Forgotten Spot [Olvidado]” arrives in effort to continue to highlight the ongoing need for support as the island rebuilds.
September’s Hamildrop, which is delivered in Spanish, grabs its inspiration from the lyric in “Alexander Hamilton” from the musical Hamilton; “dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean.” For this creation, Lin-Manuel reunited with the Grammy award-winning producer, Trooko, while also tapping some of today’s top Puerto Rican artists including Zion Y Lennox, De La Ghetto, Ivy Queen, PJ Sin Suela and legendary singer Lucecita Benitez.
Nearly a year ago, Lin-Manuel introduced the extraordinary, all-star single, “Almost like Praying” (Feat. Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, and Ana Villafañe). The track made its chart debut at #20 on the Hot 100 with over 120,000 downloads while all proceeds were donated to The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. It debuted on October 6, 2017 on Good Morning America, Today Show, CBS This Morning, and Despierta America, and was also included in a major television event on Telemundo benefitting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.