Celebrity Musicians Have Banded Together to Launch Fundraising Campaign for Struggling Brazilian Immigrants in the Arts, Events & Entertainment Industries

A new original song and music video by ONZE: 20, featuring other celebrity musicians including Paula Lima, Elba Ramalho and James McWhinney from Big Mountain, will premiere tonight at 6pm EST to officially Launch the “Enough – No More Suffering” Campaign. The campaign aims to help struggling Brazilian immigrants in the arts, events and entertainment industries.

In response to the economic fallout the Coronavirus Pandemic has inflicted on Brazilian immigrants living in the United States, and in response the the potential cancelation of the 2020 Brazilian Festival in South Florida, the President and CEO of The Heartbeat Foundation, Luciano Sameli, has launched a new fundraising campaign called “ENOUGH – No More Suffering” (Chega de Sofrer). The campaign aims to raise an emergency relief fund for Brazilian immigrants in the arts, events and entertainment industries who are struggling to keep their heads above water. With the money raised from the campaign, individuals will be able to apply for $500 financial relief checks.

To help promote the campaign, ONZE:20, a Brazilian reggae band who has performed at the Latin Grammy awards, created an original song “Chega de Sofrer.” In a new music video for the song, Onze:20 co-performs the song with other celebrity musicians including Paula Lima, Elba Ramalho and James McWhinney from Big Mountain. The music video will premiere on Oct. 12 at 6pm EST on the campaign website at www.SufferingnoMore.org

In addition to the musicians featured in the ONZE: 20 music video, the campaign is being championed by internationally renowned Brazilian artists back in Brazil, including Gian e Giovanni, Sandami, Kell Smith, Adelmo Case, Don & Juan and Vitor Kley.

“The Heartbeat Foundation thanks them wholeheartedly for their support of fellow artists, performers and professionals working here in the US,” said Sameli. “Now is a time to promote brotherly love and unity across both the US and Brazil.”

The Brazilian community has been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus pandemic. Brazilian immigrants have faced job losses, business closures, daycare closures, school closures and a decrease in available contract work. Many Brazilian immigrants have also been struggling to help their families back in Brazil where the Coronavirus has devastated further the already struggling economy. Many Brazilians living in the US are often distanced from their families and lack social support.

Artists, musicians and professionals in the entertainment industry are especially scrambling to survive these trying times when venues are closed, social distancing policies make exhibitions, concerts and events a challenge, and opportunities to perform or display art are slim.

Donors wishing to donate funds to the “ENOUGH – No More Suffering” campaign can do so on the campaign website at www.SufferingnoMore.org. All donations are tax deductible using the Heartbeat Foundation’s nonprofit status. Families wishing to apply for $500 financial relief checks can also do so on the campaign website.

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The Heartbeat Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that specifically supports and promotes ethnic minorities by hosting multi-cultural events, organizing fundraising campaigns and creating programs to encourage unity, bridge gaps between culturally divided communities and promote the arts. The Heartbeat Foundation has helped to host events and programs like the Annual Brazilian Festival in Florida, the Festival of Nations FIFA Worldcup Finals Live on the Beach, the LUAU Pompano Beach concert and the Wynwood Park Multicultural Space, among others.

In 2019, the annual Brazilian Festival in South Florida employed 667 direct part time positions and was the source of $232,000 in income for minority owned suppliers, vendors, contractors, artists and musicians. This year’s Brazilian Festival is suffering opposition from local authorities, and a risk of cancellation. The potential cancelation of the festival could further inflict economic hardship on local Brazilians who were counting on income from the popular two-day event. In recent years the festival has gathered annual crowds of roughly 20,000 people, and has featured Grammy nominated artists such as Iza, Marcelo D2, Cidade Negra, Paralamas do Sucesso and Elba Ramalho. The 2020 festival is currently slated to headline American pop-rock band Smash Mouth.

www.BrazilianFestival.org | www.TheHeartbeatFoundation.org

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City: Pompano Beach
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Country: United States
Website: http://sufferingnomore.org