Music has the ability to transport you. In this case, it could take you across borders.
On Oct. 15, a slew of talented musicians and celebrities will head to the U.S.-Mexico border for a free, bilingual concert called “RiseUp AS ONE.” The show will include performances by Juanes, Carlos Vives, Andra Day, Jesse & Joy, Los Tigres del Norte, Lila Downs and Alejandro Sanz, as well as appearances by special guests Gael García Bernal, Jonás Cuarón, Mía Maestro and Wilmer Valderrama.
The event, staged by Univision and Fusion, will be held in San Diego, Calif. at the Cross Border Xpress (CBX), an airport terminal and enclosed skywalk bridge that provides access to Tijuana Airport. The bridge spans just over 390 feet, and is the first to directly connect a facility in the U.S. to a foreign airport, making it the perfect location for such an event.
“The U.S.-Mexico border provides the perfect stage for this amazing event and is a way to highlight diversity and inclusion, despite borders,” said Fusion Media Group’s Co-President and Chief Content Officer, Camila Jimenez Villa, in a statement. “This location and our incredible lineup of award-winning artists will celebrate, through the power of music, the connectedness of our world and the positivity that occurs when we show empathy, respect and openness to one another.”
The concert will be broadcast live in Spanish and English on Univision and Fusion, respectively, from 7-10 p.m. EST.