Global Citizen and the World health Organization have arranged ‘One World: Together At Home’, a virtual concert for a global audience to be aired live on 18th April at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Apple is one of the streaming and broadcasting partners of the event.
The event is organized as a joint effort to combat COVID-19 pandemic by uniting and motivating the masses with music to stay strong in this difficult and unprecedented global health crisis. The concert will also be an opportunity to applaud the selfless efforts of the healthcare providers around the world, who are frontline warriors risking their lives for protection of others.
Thus, to deliver a moment of joy and to tell that we are all in this together, One World will be hosted by renowned late show hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon. Performances will include music industry’s new and old stars like John Legend, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder. There will be appearances by David Beckham, Paul McCartney, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, some characters from the OG Sesame Street and others. So, people around the globe should brace themselves for a star studded entertaining night in the comfort of their homes with families.
Besides Apple, the virtual concert will be streamed live by ABC, Viacom, CBS, Tidal, Facebook, Twitch, Instagram, YouTube, and others on the 18th of April. Broadcasters like BBC One will air the concert on the 19th.
Lady Gaga, a curator of Global Citizen, said that the global special ‘One World’ has already raised $35 million dollars for the support of healthcare workers in this battle with COVID-19.
Co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans said in a press conference that the aim and purpose of the organization is to work on global health care by providing medical aid, resources and assistance to the most marginalized and poorest fractions of the world. They hope to deliver the message of global humanity and to highlight the tireless work by the health care community to save lives by putting their own at risk during coronavirus pandemic.
“As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, One World: Together At Home aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19 through music, entertainment, and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
There is no denying that compliance with precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 is difficult which has affected every single individual in the world and has created an atmosphere of fear and depression. We can fight this together by maintaining isolation and practicing social distancing and the virtual concert hopes to keep people mentally healthy via entertainment.
Read more about Global Citizen here and learn how you can play a role in supporting the doctors, nurses and everyone involved.