Stars like the british Elton John and Paul McCartney, the colombian Maluma or the pianist chinese Lang Lang will participate next week in the concert of solidarity “One World: Together in House” to honor the fight against the pandemic COVID-19, as announced by Lady Gaga, a participant and a promoter.
In the concert will also be AlanisMorissette, Andrea Bocelli, BillieEilish, IdrisElba, and other stars not involved in the music scene, such as former footballer David Beckham, explained the american singer and philanthropist australian Hugh Evans, another of the promoters of the initiative.
The concert of about two hours will be issued by chains such as the british BBC and the american ABC, CBS, and NBC, among others, in addition to for various online platforms and will begin at 0:00 GMT of 19th of April.
Lady Gaga introduced this initiative with the director-general of the World Organization of Health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after announcing that she has collaborated in the collection of 35 million dollars (nearly 33 billion euros) to help that agency to fund research into treatments and vaccines against the coronavirus.
The award-winning singer took advantage of the occasion to give thanks, “to the health workers that have helped to combat this catastrophe” and “to all the people who have lost their jobs” due to the crisis caused by the pandemic.
The singer and british composer Elton John, launched an emergency fund for COVID-19 of a million dollars, this from the foundation that was created in 1992 against HIV/AIDS, EJAF (Elton John Aids Foundation, a cause that will keep you engaged during the pandemic that is facing.
In a video shared on their social networks, Elton John made the announcement official and said: “For almost 30 years, my foundation has given priority to people most vulnerable to HIV, to put an end to the AIDS epidemic, and we are also committed to this during the crisis of COVID-19”.
The interpreter of songs like “Rocket Man” and “Young Song”, stressed that as a result of forty for the pandemic that has affected all parts of the world in the last few months, the distribution of drugs, tests, and preventive treatment is not as simple as it was before, so that through the emergency fund for COVID-19, it will seek to help the most vulnerable.
“Our new emergency fund COVID-19, will help the companions of the first line (most vulnerable) to prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on the HIV prevention and care in the most marginalized communities,” remarked the composer.
Also, the singer is said to be committed, now and always, and not leaving behind the HIV infected persons, so also invited to visit the official site of EJAF for more information, without ceasing to endorse their love and affection to the members of the foundation.
As part of its activities, Elton John also performed a benefit concert, on the 29th of march, with the intention of raising funds for associations that deliver food to the neediest families before the situation of the COVID-19; Living Room Concert for America, brought together Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, among others.