Ricardo Montaner, the popular and prolific Argentine-Venezuelan singer-songwriter, has sold millions of albums since his career started in the early 1980s. He became a UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador in November 2007, with a commitment to devote his time and attention to children with disabilities.
Mr. Montaner runs the Windows to the Skies Foundation, which cares for disabled children. He organized a star-studded benefit concert with Latin American singers in Miami in 2007.
The preceding year, he had invited young athletes from Argentina’s national Special Olympics team to join him onstage at a show. They were joined by Latin music legend Mercedes Sosa to sing ‘Y dale alegría a mi corazón’ (‘And bring joy to my heart’), in what turned out to be a powerful and emotional moment.