Haitian President Michel Martelly, better known by his stage name of “Sweet Micky”, joined Julio Iglesias on stage at a celebrity-studded concert in the Dominican Republic.
The concert which is part Julio’s “1 World Tour 2012” was held to help raise money for impoverished children, in which proceeds will go to the Pink and White Foundation, a charity run by Martelly and his wife, Sophia.
An estimated 5,000 people filled an open-air amphitheater in the Altos de Chavon, a high-end residential complex east of the capital of Santo Domingo and attracted celebrities including fashion designers Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera and U.S. journalist Barbara Walters. Ticket prices ranged from $50 to $1,000.
Michel Martelly and Iglesias performed a duet, which is the President’s first performance outside Haiti since elected in May 2011. He was previously known for often bawdy performances before becoming president. They sang "Corazon, Corazon" in Spanish and "To all the girls I've loved before," in English.
Martelly thanked Iglesias for dedicating the concert to Haiti's children.
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