Coronavirus | The Rolling, Lady Gaga… concert from home bulk and 128 million raised – Art

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More than a hundred artists and personalities of culture and politics, joined together this weekend under the slogan ‘One World: Together in the Home’, a musical event convened by WHO, with the spirit of the ‘Live Aid’ in 1985, which has succeeded in raising 127.9 million of dollars to the pandemic of coronavirus.

Thanks to the health professionals and slogans of hope were the messages repeated during the eight hours of performances and speeches by social networks, which culminated with a grand concert televised in the stars as the Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder they sang from their homes.

Although the benefit concert sought to bring together donations to the Response Fund by Covid-19, from the beginning, he asked the audience to depart their portfolios, because, on this occasion, the responsibility was left in the hands of big companies and world leaders. So, the action that best summed up the spirit of the time was to Taylor Swiftwho at the end of the night he first played his ballad ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’ -“you’ll soon be better” – with a letter dedicated to his mother in treatment for cancer who on this occasion seemed to be a message of encouragement for the entire planet.

The global situation of the pandemic was very present during the appointment, on which were projected images of cities as a Paris, Madrid, London, New York or Buenos Aires completely empty. One of the most anticipated moments was the appearance of the Rolling Stones, who, if in its nearly 60-year career, they were missing something by do, added to their list a performance very peculiar: Interpreting by video call ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’.

What did each one from his home, with the screen split into four. Mick Jagger began to sing with his acoustic guitar; Keith Richards -with a beer on the table – and Ronnie Wood joined after, and finally Charlie Watts played a peculiar battery built with everyday objects, and a lot of imagination. It was a scene endearing and homemade that was repeated in each of the appearances of music.

Because even though the lack of audience and stage made of this kind of “macro-concert” a meeting without the body, in charge of entertaining the audience left to put soul, informs Efe. Even the social distance did not prevent to do collaborations like that of John Legend and Sam Smithwho versionaron together the classic Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’.

By classic themes also bet Jennifer Lopez, who sang ‘People’ of Barbra Streisand in her garden, and Lady Gaga, who performed ‘Smile’ of Nat King Cole at the piano. There were moments for the Spanish of the hand of Maluma, with their own version of the ‘Carnival’ of Celia Cruz, and an occurrence of J Balvin in which he gave tips to avoid spreading the virus in English and Spanish.

From invoking the ‘Carnival’ of life, to ask that you do not miss the smile (‘Smile’), to invite the union of the people (‘People’) or that everything recovers (‘Soon You’ll Get Better’), the titles of the songs chosen were built and the message of the day.

The exceptional circumstances and the social networking made that the public will find highlights out of the broadcast officer. Internet he applauded the emotion that Lady Gaga showed you by Instagram prior to starting the event, although after her appearance she put up videos dancing in front of the tv while acting Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

Other celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey, tuitearon the dinner prepared for the occasion, while Taylor Swift is grateful for the support of their “fans” through social networks nothing but finish the musical number. In between performances, various -and varied – personalities took the opportunity to send their messages. One of the first was the secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, who asked to use “the universal language of music” to give the thanks to the health and the people affected by the pandemic.

Also appeared in the same video the exprimeras ladies of U.S., Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, minutes before it was done Bill and Melinda Gates. In the list of messages appeared Beyoncéwho he did not sing and instead thanked with words. “Doctors, nurses… Those in the food industry, in postal services and cleaning that make it possible for us to be safe in our homes”, to all of them spent the night.