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Lin-Manuel Miranda provides $40K worth of instruments for local high schools in Washington Heights

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) We don't talk about Bruno, but we definitely talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda. The 42-year-old Washington Heights native recently donated an estimated $40,000 worth of musical instruments to the George Washington Educational Campus in Washington Heights earlier this month, according to Patch.

The educational campus, located at 549 Audubon Ave., is home to four different high schools: High School for Media and Communications, The College Academy, the High School for Health Careers and Sciences and the High School for Law and Public Service.

Miranda teamed with Latin GRAMMY In The Schools, which is part of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, to make the donation possible.

On April 8, Miranda visited the George Washington Educational Campus to see students perform some of his music featured in Disney's "Encanto." Students graced the stage with performances of "We Don't Talk About Bruno" and "Dos Oruguitas."

"What a thrill to watch first-hand as the incredibly talented students at the George Washington Educational Campus performed my work and brought their fellow students to their feet," said Miranda in a statement on LatinGrammy.com. "I'm so grateful to be here with the Latin GRAMMY In The Schools program to support their dreams."

Patch reports the performing arts program was kickstarted at the George Washington Educational Campus by Zulaika Velaquez in 2015.

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