Gloria Estefan Turns 'Get On Your Feet' Into 'Put On Your Mask'
Gloria Estefan has reworked her 1989 hit “Get On Your Feet” into a fun lesson on protecting yourself and others during the COVID-19 crisis.
The 62-year-old debuted “Put On Your Mask” on Sunday via Instagram.
“There in your house is the answer / find it, I know it will pull you through,” she sings before the chorus. “Put on your mask / when you go out in public / Put on your mask / help save the world from COVID.”
Estefan created a video for the song with the help of friend Heather Beltran and sound engineer Juan Arreguin. She said Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious diseases expert at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, asked her to come up with a way to promote homemade masks that don’t deprive real ones from health care workers.
“I wanted to contribute something that would put a bit of humour into a very serious situation because that’s what has helped me get through the toughest moments in my life,” the singer wrote. “I hope I make you smile while imparting an important message!”
At the end of the video, Estefan said: "I pray every day for everybody that is going through this, whose family have been infected, people who have lost loved ones, everyone that is out there risking their lives for all of us.”
Watch “Put On Your Mask” below:
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HELLO EVERYONE! I’ve been excitedly working on this project all week with my trusty sidekick, @heather_beltran who is quarantined (part time) with me. I wanted to contribute something that would put a bit of humor into a very serious situation because that’s what has helped me get through the toughest moments in my life. I hope I make you smile while imparting an important message! Stay healthy, my people...and to those suffering from this vile plague or those that have lost loved ones, you are in my prayers and thoughts continuously. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!! I LOVE YOU! #PutOnYourMask #ShowMeYourMask ✌️😷🌻💪😘🎶❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ BIG thanks to @jeannebeanie for the FABULOUS masks she made me which you can find on her on IG @endorascloset and on Etsy at Endoras Closet Shop The gorgeous fabrics are from @alexanderhenryfabrics @theghastlies @philophillip And thank you as well to our wonderful sound engineer, @juanarreguin_ who sweetened this mix remotely! 😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷 HOLA MI GENTE! He estado ansiosamente trabajando en este proyecto toda la semana con mi asistente, @heather_beltran que está en cuarentena conmigo. Quería contribuir algo que inyectara un poco de humor a una situación muy seria que es como he logrado rebasar los retos más grandes de mi vida. Ojalá que logre hacerlos sonreír mientras comparto un mensaje muy importante. Manténganse saludables, mi gente! Y para aquellos sufriendo con esta horrible plaga o aquellos que han perdido seres queridos quiero que sepan que están en mis pensamientos y oraciones constantemente! FUERZA Y PACIENCIA! LOS QUIERO MUCHO!! ❤️😷❤️😷❤️😷❤️😷
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