The initiative of the World Health Organization raised money to fight against the coronavirus. A hundred artists sang from their homes.
More than a hundred artists and personalities of culture and politics joined together this weekend under the slogan A World: at Home Together, a musical event convened by WHO.
With the spirit of the Live Aid 1985, raised more than us $ 50 million for pandemic coronavirus.
Thanks to the health professionals and slogans of hope were the messages repeated during the eight hours performances and speeches by social networks.
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 they asked the audience to depart their portfolios, because, on this occasion, the responsibility was left in the hands of big companies and world leaders.
Of the homes for the world
So, the action that best summed up the spirit of the time was Taylor Swift, who at the end of the night he performed it for the first time its 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 such as 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.
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.
Even the social distance not prevented to do collaborations such as John Legend and Sam Smithwho versionaron together the classic Ben E. King Stand By Me.
By classic themes also decided to Jennifer Lopez, who sang People of Barbra Streisand in her garden, and Lady Gaga, who performed SmileCharles Chaplin, at the piano.
There were moments for the Spanish of the hand of Maluma, with its own version of Carnival, 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.
Messages of Beyonce, Michelle Obama and António Guterres
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 was asked to use “the universal language of music” thank you to the toilets and to the people affected by the pandemic.
Also appeared in the same video the exprimeras ladies of the U.S., Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, minutes before they did, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
In the list of messages appeared Beyoncé, who he did not sing and instead thanked with the 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”.