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RISEUP AS ONE CONCERT

San Diego Union Tribune

by Sandra Dibble.

Their voices rising in English and Spanish, an all-star cast of performers called for building bridges — not walls — during a Saturday concert in San Diego by the U.S. border.

The outdoor concert, called “RiseUp AS ONE,” was a celebration of immigration, cultural diversity and Latin identity — and a call for political participation — before an audience of some 15,000 people gathered as the sun went down by the border fence in Otay Mesa. The message reached a far broader audience, as the concert was broadcast live nationally and streamed worldwide by the event’s hosts, the Spanish-language television network Univision and Fusion, a cable channel and digital platform aimed at English-speaking millennials. The lineup included Spanish singers Miguel Bosé and Alejandro Sanz, Colombians Carlos Vives and Juanes, Mexico’s Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican-American Lila Downs, Tijuana-raised Julieta Venegas, San Diegan Andra Day, Mexican-American singer Lupillo Rivera, the famed Norteño band, Los Tigres del Norte and Puerto Rican rapper Residente.

The message reached a far broader audience, as the concert was broadcast live nationally and streamed worldwide by the event’s hosts, the Spanish-language television network Univision and Fusion, a cable channel and digital platform aimed at English-speaking millennials.

The lineup included Spanish singers Miguel Bosé and Alejandro Sanz, Colombians Carlos Vives and Juanes, Mexico’s Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican-American Lila Downs, Tijuana-raised Julieta Venegas, San Diegan Andra Day, Mexican-American singer Lupillo Rivera, the famed Norteño band, Los Tigres del Norte and Puerto Rican rapper Residente.

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