Coronavirus- the global pandemic has brought the entire world to a halt. With rapid spike in COVID-19 cases coming to light each day, #SocialDistancing has become a way of life for all of us. Lockdowns have been imposed in various countries of the world. While we have the privilege of staying indoor, there are many healthcare workers who are going out on the frontlines to fight a war against the deadly virus that all of us can’t afford to lose. These workers deserve all the reverence and accolades as they shield us from the threatening pandemic.
One such initiative has been taken by WHO. The organisation collaborated with global A-Listers, such as Priyanka Chopra, Shahrukh Khan, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Billie Ellish, Celine Dion, Usher, Stevie Wonder who performed songs from their living rooms, on Saturday.
Organised by Lady Gaga and Global Citizen, a charitable organisation, the concert had some of the biggest names of pop culture participating in the six-hour broadcast of The One World: Together At Home Concert. The line-up was ciurated by Lady Gaga and she called the event “a love letter” to the frontline workers.
Here is the broadcast video:
The stars took part in the concert and filmed everything from their homes and spoke about the current pandemic. Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra also joined the bandwagon. Shah Rukh spoke about the pandemic situation in India and also added how he was working with a team to provide PPE kits to healthcare workers. Check out his message here:
Priyanka Chopra, too, did her part and spoke in detail about the challenges faced by refugee camps. She also spoke at length about how the camps need clean water, healthcare among other things. Watch the video below.
Global superstar, Lady Gaga, on the other hand, performed ‘The Prayer’ in her video and said that “I’m so grateful for the healthcare workers, the medical workers, all the grocery store workers, and delivery people, the postal workers, all the other nonprofits that are working so hard.” Watch this heartwarming video below:
The proceeds from the concert will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO. Lady Gaga, however, clarified the show would focus on entertainment and messages of solidarity rather than being a fundraising event.
You can watch this heartwarming concert here. Global Citizen has also been running its #TogetherAtHome daily concerts on Instagram Live where artists like John Legend, Chris Martin and Hozier have performed at home.
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