Singer Beto Cuevas was ready to perform at the Viña del Mar Festival in his native Chile when an 8.8. magnitude earthquake struck.
It was one of the largest ever recorded in the world. On that day, Feb. 27, 2010, more than 500 people died and thousands were left without a home.
When Cuevas saw the devastation, he immediately put a plan into action that would help his country: Voces Unidas por Chile (Voiced United for Chile).
The project consisted in recording a new version of the Violeta Parra song, 'Gracias a la Vida' (Thanks to Life) with collaborations from Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra, Laura Pausini, Fher from Maná, Shakira, Michael Bublé and Miguel Bosé. The digital song is being sold online (www.vocesunidasporchile.com) with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for the earthquake victims.
"I want to invite everyone to buy this song legally and do not copy it because copying means going against our goal which is helping those who need it," Cuevas said.