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Estefans record We Are The World

Published 22/02/2010 | 11:59

Andy Garcia and Emilio Estefan helped record a Spanish version of We Are The World
Andy Garcia and Emilio Estefan helped record a Spanish version of We Are The World

Emilio and Gloria Estefan and other celebrities have gathered to record a Spanish-language version of We Are The World to raise money for Haiti earthquake victims.

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Emilio said he was talking with Quincy Jones about the importance of the Spanish market when the idea developed.

"You know, Latinos always want to do things in a positive way, to show the world that even we come from different places, we wanted to definitely help," he said.

"I think now is the best time because people forget."

Actor Andy Garcia was also participating and said that as soon as Emilio called him, he said he would take part.

"You wish you wouldn't have to do a fundraiser for Haiti," he said. "It's going to need attention for quite some time ... It's not just a question of raising money today and everything is going to be all right."

Other singers who were to participate in recording the track include Banda El Recodo, Carlos Santana, Chayanne, David Archuleta and Jose Feliciano.

The song, Somos El Mundo, was adapted by the Estefans, who partnered with Quincy, Univision and the not-for-profit We Are The World Foundation to gather the artists to record the song.

David Archuleta said it was great to see how many celebrities were willing to come together for the cause.

"I love this song. It's just great to be able to be a part of it in Spanish," he said.

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