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Juanes and John Legend met immigrants at a jail in Arizona before performing for a small crowd outside the facility to draw attention to immigration and mass incarceration.

The Grammy winners each played two songs separately and one together — Bob Marley‘s “Redemption Song” — as dozens of people sang along in Eloy, about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix.

“The reason why we’re here, one, is because we want to bear witness to what’s happening so we could tell the world about it,” Legend said to the cheering crowd.

People in the crowd held large signs and chanted “Not one more deportation” and “Sí se puede.”

The performers’ original intention was for the detainees to hear the music. But organizers were told the inmates were not let out of their cells to hear the concert.

Juanes said that he was “heartbroken” by what he saw.

“It’s very hard to understand that someone is deprived of their freedom unjustly, and that’s why we’re here with our music, with our culture, which is the strongest tool to bring attention and give a voice to those who don’t have one,” he said.

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