Latino artists have been in the first row to entertain, accompany and you to thank for the weeks of confinement to fight against the coronavirus. However, Cardi B., Carlos Vives, Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, J Balvin, and many more, have taken major steps to contribute his time, talent and even money to help those most affected by the pandemic.
Last week the colombian Carlos Vives announced his initiative “After the Pearl of America” had allied with the organization Global Heritage Fund to provide protective material and food to over 300 indigenous families in the mountainous area surrounding Santa Marta (Colombia), his hometown. It is his most recent project, after similar actions in various indigenous communities like the Wayuu and the delivery of the equipment of health protection to health professionals that cater to other native groups of the south american country.
For his part, Ricky Martin launched his Ricky Martin Foundation “the Movement of Support and Solidarity” (#Juntos2020) by the people most vulnerable to the Covid-19 in Puerto Rico and spread to the Dominican Republic with the help of Juan Luis Guerra and other artists.
Your goal is to expand the tests to detect the Covid-19 to reach more people in vulnerable communities, provide mental health services and emotional support to those who feel lost, or afraid, to continue to deliver teams of special protection (PPE), food, and assistance to professionals in the first line of defense, as well as for those who can not purchase them for themselves. The singer made available to social networks and the website of the initiative.
Rapper american of dominican father Cardi B. was not far behind with the social causes for which it partnered with the clothing company Fashion Nova and promoted donations over a million hours in April. The artist made his personal donation and encouraged his followers to do the same during that time, as the company doubled the contributions.
The singer-songwriter american of mexican parents, Selena Gomez, has made a donation to the hospital Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. “I’m donating because I know they are short of masks and respirators. They have taken care very well and it is my turn to teach them how grateful I am,” he wrote.
Although it has been in the family to carry supplies to hospitals in Barcelona, the singer-songwriter colombian Shakira has donated medical equipment and material protection to thousands of health care workers in his hometown of Barranquilla. These and other examples featuring artists and famous singers show increased solidarity with the people most in need in each country.