Artists Offer Free Concert to Support Student Strike in Puerto Rico

Students on strike at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras not only have the support of professors, employees, and family members, but there is also a large number of leading performers who believe their claims are fair. To show their solidarity, around 30 performers joined the students, offering a free concert, which began at 1: 00pm today at the main gate of the Río Piedras campus on Juan Ponce de León Avenue, and is still going on (see live streaming at the link below) until 1:00am.

Tito Auger, Danny Rivera, Andy Montañez, Antonio Cabán Vale “El Topo,” Fernandito Ferrer, Intifada, Haciendo Punto en Otro Son, Mickey Rivera, Plena Libre, and Radio Pirata were some of the artists and groups that committed their music in support of student claims in the concert entitled, “Que vivan los estudiantes: el concierto”[Long Live the Students: The Concert]. Calle 13’s René Pérez was also on stage tonight. The students received messages of solidarity from international artists such as Rubén Blades, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, and others.

UPR student Ibrahim García, one of the concert coordinators said that the massive response by the artists exceeded their expectations adding that “This will be an activity of people and we expect all Puerto Rican people to come to support us so that the university administration will know that we are not alone and so they will finally listen to us.”

For full article, see http://www.claridadpuertorico.com/content.html?news=37C846C2304856266FD23AC3BD0F1688

For live streaming, see http://qiibo.com/index.php/que-vivan-los-estudiantes-el-concierto/

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