Getty Images
People Staff
May 19, 2008 AT 04:25 PM EDT

The ALAS Foundation made a universal calling, urging the world not to forget its neediest children, through two massive concerts held simultaneously in two great capitals: México City and Buenos Aires.

In Argentina, the capital of tango welcomed Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Calle 13, Fito Páez, Gustavo Cerati, Jorge Drexler, La Portuaria, Pedro Aznar and Paulina Rubio, among other performers.

“It’s time to change the history of solidarity in Latin America,” Shakira said in Buenos Aires before the 380 thousand people that attended the event, where great music and social sensibility converged.

In another corner of the world, in México City’s Zócalo Plaza, another mega bash took place, with performances by Ricky Martin, Aleks Syntek, Babasónicos, David Bisbal, Diego Torres, Juan Luis Guerra, Los Tigres del Norte, Maná, Miguel Bosé, Ricardo Montaner, Chayanne, Timbiriche, Emmanuel, Tania Libertad and Ana Torroja.

Venezuelan balladeer Montaner also spoke up. “We won’t tolerate one more minute of laziness. This is your chance to do things right,” he said, addressing Latin America’s political leaders.

The remarkable concert brought artists of various ages and musical backgrounds together. The ALAS Foundation was created in 2006 to improve the living conditions of Latin America’s neediest children.

One who was truly missed was Colombian singer Juanes, who could not make it to the concert due to trouble with his plane.

You May Like

EDIT POST