Stars of the Latin pop music world have gathered in a Miami music studio to record a song to raise money for families of the victims of the attacks on the United States.
The song, called “El Ultimo Adios” (The Last Goodbye), was written by producer Emilio Estefan and Gian Marco. Nearly 60 artists from several countries took part in the recording Thursday night at the Criteria studios, among them Carlos Vives, Juan Luis Guerra, Gloria Estefan and Luis Enrique.
The CD will feature versions of the song in English and Spanish. Proceeds will go the American Red Cross and United Way.
Vives, a Colombian, said the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington reminded him of the troubles of his homeland.
“I did this because I feel pain,” he told the Miami Herald. “In Colombia we feel the effects of terrorism the moment we walk out the door. Latinos everywhere in Latin America love the U.S. I want people here to know that.”