All about the new version of Color Esperanza

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Here we tell you all about the new feat of Latin American artists.

Cover of the video 'Color Esperanza 2020'.

Several Latino artists joined together to sing 'Color Esperanza' to raise funds. / Photo: youtube.com/Sony Music Latin

LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez

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Earlier this week the new version of the Latin American classic Color Esperanza was released, to give some relief to the Latin American people in the midst of the crisis and to raise funds to deal with the Coronavirus.

This is the gathering of artists from all over the continent and from different genres in this single song, whose original version came out in 2011 and since then has become a hymn of hope in Spanish pop music. So much so that its original interpreter, the Argentine Diego Torres, once interpreted it for the then Pope John Paul II.



Who participated?

The song was composed by the Argentine composer and singer Coti and popularized by Diego Torres. Both participate in the new version of Color Esperanza along with thirty other Latin American artists who sing in Spanish and Portuguese. This is the list of artists:

Rubén Blades (Panama)

Camila (Mexico)

Camilo (Colombia)

Pedro Capó (Puerto Rico)

Coti (Argentina)

Dilsinho (Brazil)

El Cigala (Spain)

Farruko (Puerto Rico)

Fonseca (Colombia)

Kany García (Puerto Rico)

Leonel García (Mexico)

People from Zona (Cuba)

Leslie Grace (United States / Dominican Republic)

Nicky Jam (United States / Puerto Rico)

Lali (Argentina)

Ara Malikian (Spain)

Dani Martín (Spain)

Mau and Ricky (Venezuela)

Prince Royce (United States / Dominican Republic)

Rauw Alejandro (Puerto Rico)

Reik (Mexico)

Rio Roma (Mexico)

Carlos Rivera (Mexico)

Ivete Sangalo (Brazil)

Thalía (Mexico),

Angela Torres (Argentina),

Diego Torres (Argentina)

Manuel Turizo (Colombia)

Jorge Villamizar (Colombia)

Carlos Vives (Colombia)

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What is the purpose?

As can be seen, almost the entire continent is represented in this list of artists who produced this new version of the classic theme from their home. But to what end? In addition to bringing relief to their followers with a gesture of hope in the midst of the health crisis, these artists are raising funds to face this crisis in Latin America.

According to the official video, the net income generated by the record company for this recording will be donated to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to limit the transmission of the virus and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health of the Region of the Americas.

This initiative joins several others made by celebrities, who from their home intend to help in the midst of the crisis and do their best to raise funds to donate to different organizations and foundations whose mission is to help communities more forgotten facing the virus.

Although initially, the trend was to provide concerts via streaming, in which the postponed or canceled events of all the artists took place, now celebrities provide their music to provide messages of hope to their followers.

In this version several genres are united, which may sound strange to many, but this is only a reflection of the diversity in Latin American pop music and how various genres and artists of different natures can unite around the same cause.