If you thought “We Are the World 25” mania would end with the debut of the reboot, you were wrong: Quincy Jones has now teamed up with Univision Communications, Gloria Estefan, and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, for a Spanish-language version called, of course, “Somos el Mundo.” The music video won’t see the light of day until March, when it will premiere on the Cristina show. The shoot went down on Friday, though, at the Miami Heat’s practice facility, where over 50 acts showed up and still managed to knock the whole thing out in two hours. On hand: Carlos Santana, José Feliciano, Chayanne, Luis Fonsi, David Archuleta, Jon Secada, Thalía, Tito “el Bambino,” and the Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo. Also, like the U.S. version, the song has a new rap verse, this time courtesy of Pitbull, who was too busy to actually show up for the shoot. And playing the part of Latino Dan Aykroyd/Vince Vaughn: Mr. Andy Garcia.
50 Latin Stars Gather To Record ‘Somos El Mundo’ [Billboard]