The commercial-free documentary “Somos el Mundo… Voz y Alma” follows renowned entertainment industry veteran Emilio Estefan as he takes on the challenge of producing and bringing together some of the most popular Latin music icons today in this unprecedented gesture of solidarity with the Haitian community. The special will feature never- before-seen footage of the recording sessions with the artists, special interviews, behind-the-scenes of the making of the video and an intimate look at all the details that created this historic song.
“Somos El Mundo” was adapted into Spanish by Gloria & Emilio Estefan and features the participation of A.B. Quintanilla, Alacranes Musical (Omar and Memo), Aleks Syntek, Ana Bárbara, Andy García, Angélica María, Angélica Vale, Arthur Hanlon, Belinda, Daddy Yankee, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, Aventura, Banda El Recodo, Carlos Santana, Chayanne, Cristian Castro, Christian Chávez, David Archuleta, Eiza, Eddy Herrera, Ednita Nazario, Emily Estefan, Fernando Villalona, Fonseca, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gloria Estefan, Gloria Trevi, Jencarlos Canela, Jenni Rivera, Johnny Pacheco, Jon Secada, Jorge Celedón, Jorge Moreno, Jorge Villamizar (formerly of Bacilos), José Feliciano, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Joselyn, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Kany García, Kat De Luna, K-Paz de la Sierra, Lena, Lisette, Luis Enrique, Luis Fonsi, Luis Miguel, Luz Rios, Melina León, Milly Quezada, Montéz de Durango, Natalia Jiménez, Ojeda, Olga Tañón, Paquita la del Barrio, Paulina Rubio, Patricia Manterola, Pee Wee, Pitbull, Ricardo Montaner, Ricky Martin, Sergio Mayer, Shakira, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Thalía, Tito “El Bambino,” Vicente Fernández and Willy Chirino.
The recording marks the first time ever that the legendary song is translated into any language, with the approval and blessing of Lionel Richie and the Michael Jackson Estate. All proceeds from music sales of “Somos el Mundo” will be used solely to benefit Haitian earthquake victims.
In addition, the board of directors of the We Are The World Foundation including Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, along with Humberto Gatica, the Chilean born producer of “We Are The World: 25 For Haiti” and Emilio Estefan have announced that a portion of the money raised from “Somos El Mundo” will be donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Chile.
It has been said that extraordinary leaders are ordinary human beings who possess an extraordinary vision and put all of their passion, drive and ambition to bring it into fruition. This is what has made Emilio Estefan one of the most successful producers the music industry has experienced. His passion, unquestionable faith, and ability to keep alive his Latin roots in everything he does, have made Emilio's vision a trademark, a unique sound and a symbol of credibility and prestige.
Emilio has not only proven that the Latin community at large is vital for the evolution of pop music, but he has been instrumental in breaking down barriers that limited its exposure and acceptance around the world. As a true visionary, Emilio has continually experimented and pushed the envelope of blending Latin, pop and world rhythms that have created a unique style and personality. This vision transcends the music field and spills over into film, television, hotels and restaurants, among other endeavors. After a quarter of a century producing music for some of the biggest and brightest stars in the music business, Emilio has also put his indelible vision in the television and movie industry. His main objective, as it always has been, is to shatter the stereotypes that have been a part of the Latin community for decades in film and TV. In 2008, Emilio produced and directed his first full-length documentary film, “90 Millas,” based on the pioneers and history of Cuban music. The film received critical accolades after premiering in the Tribecca Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival and the Miami International Film Festival.
Emilio has been instrumental in shaping, developing and directing the careers of his superstar wife, Gloria as well as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, Alejandro Fernandez, Thalia, Carlos Vives, and Jennifer López, among many others.