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Massive outdoor concert raises money for earthquake victims

Mexico City, Mexico — Nearly three weeks after the lastest earthquakes, the city of Mexico hosted a grand charity concert to raise money for rehabilitation and restoration of the lives damaged.

Thousands of people gathered in the main square in Mexico City to watch the massive concert Estamos Unidos Mexicanos where national and foreign artists called for solidarity with the country.

The evening began with an emotional minute of silence for earthquake victims before the national anthem kicked off the musical event in the country’s capital city.

The Northern band Bronco opened the musical repertoire, encouraging people to continue supporting the country.

“This is time to hug. It’s time to love. It’s time to shout to the world that Mexicans are bigger and stronger than an earthquake,” said vocalist Guadalupe Esparza.

In spite of the rain, the moods did not sour as the concert continued in all its splendor with artists performing in person as well as live stream.

On-site were performers including Miguel Bosé, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Enrique Bunbury, Pepe Aguilar, Chayanne, Jarabe de Palo, Carlos Rivera, among numerous others.

Somos Unidos Mexicanos was joined by British musician Roger Waters and the band Coldplay, which released their new song through live-stream. Vocalist Chris Martin went on to sing Life Is Beautiful with a Mexican flag.

The concert took place October 8. A majority of the proceeds will be earmarked for the reconstruction of the damaged areas around Mexico.