They’ve captured the hearts of millions with their music… And, now Dyland & Lenny are hoping to catch their attention!
The popular Puerto Rican reggaeton duo led a protest march this week against domestic violence, as well as against the popular Latin/Caribbean custom of shooting guns in the air during New Year’s festivities.
Dyland, born Carlos Castillo Cruz, told Efe in an interview that his participation in the march—which made its way through the streets of the western city of Mayagüez—was due to his concern over violence and a wish to use his fame to support a good cause.
Meanwhile, Julio Manuel González Tavárez (Lenny) said he was “alarmed” by the number of murders in Puerto Rico, 1,116 to date in 2011, or 154 more than at the same time last year.
Lenny added that the march could be organized on a monthly basis and that he feels he should to contribute something to causes like this.
“We feel responsible because when you’re an artist, you become a role model for many youngsters who don’t have a role model at home and are kids who look up to artists and do what the artists say,” said Lenny.
Dyland & Lenny’s biggest hits include “Nadie Te Amará Como Yo“, “Quiere Pa’ Que Te Quieran“, “Caliente” and their latest single “Pégate Más.”