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Mon Laferte, Gabby Moreno To Highlight Immigrant Experience At Selena Concert
Selena continues to impact and influence generations of Latinos even after her death. Inspired by the iconic Tejano singer's legacy in music and the Latino community, a free concert will celebrate her music while bringing awareness to the undocumented immigrant experience in the U.S.
Selena for Sanctuary will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York on July 26 and will feature a lineup of Latin artists and musicians. Among them are Chilean singer and Latin GRAMMY winner Mon Laferte as well as Guatemalan Latin GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Gaby Moreno. Rock vocalist Nina Diaz, indie artist Cuco, singer/songwriter Omar Apollo, singer August Eve and DJ/producer Riobamba will also perform.
NPR's Alt. Latino's Felix Contreras will host the concert and guitarist Chris Perez, Selena's widower, will join Nina Diaz during her performance.
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The music artists will "bring their own spirit to Selena's famous melodies." It will also be an opportunity for fans to get to know a variety of nonprofits that provide aid with immigration issues. The event was music manager Doris Muñoz's idea, who began the event when her parents needed help with their immigration process. Muñoz manages Cuco and August Eve.
The concert will let fans "link arms and fight the good fight. We can do this while enjoying a beautiful night of music for our immigrant communities, at a prestigious platform like Lincoln Center where our community deserves a seat at this table," Muñoz told Remezcla. "This couldn't come at a better time."