See Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, and others in a megaconcierto virtual pandemic

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By AFP

Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Maluma also joined in this concert by the internet, driven by the singer Lady Gaga and backed by the international organization Global Citizen in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Before you open the megaconcierto of two hours, titled “One World: Together At Home” (“One World: Together in the Home”), Lady Gaga, who has collaborated for weeks with Global Citizen and the WHO, to raise money in the fight against the covid-19, said that he was praying for the health personnel and also “thinking in the which all that are in their houses, thinking about when to end all of this.”

Then he sang “Smile” by Nat King Cole.

Stevie Wonder, who turns 70 in may, played, seated at his piano in his house, “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers before you continue with your own “Love’s In Need Of Love Today”.

Mick Jagger, unbeatable 76 years old, appeared singing the classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, and together with other members of the Stones, each playing from their respective houses.

Taylor Swift also opted for the piano for a sober presentation of “Soon You’ll Get Better.”

“Cry mobilizer”

Global Citizen presented the event -broadcast on the main channels of american television, and presented by three of their figures: Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert – not as a collection but as a moment of union through the medium of song.

He also sought to generate “a cry mobilizer” to collaborate with the health workers, at a time when the pandemic keeps about 4,500 million people who are confined at home.

Before the show, the organization urged philanthropists and the government to support the WHO in its response against the coronavirus, ensuring you have raised already $ 35 million to local organizations and the fund of solidary answer before the covid-19 of the world organization of health.

In a show of international status that also included artists from India and Nigeria, the colombian Maluma injected reggaeton with “Carnival”.

In addition to presentations -McCartney played “Lady Madonna”- the event highlighted the efforts of the worldwide medical staff, but also vendors of food or disinfectants, in the first line in the fight against the coronavirus, which has caused over 157,000 dead all over the planet.

“Tonight, through the international language of music, we salute the courage and sacrifice of the heroes of health care,” said the UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, in a video released during the transmission.

The concert ended with a harmony of voices, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli and John Legend singing the hit 1999 of Dion and Bocelli’s “The Prayer,” accompanied by the celebrated pianist Lang Lang.

“Serve the humanity”

The main show was preceded by six hours of presentations transmitted by internet stars from around the world, including Jennifer Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Luis Fonsi and Kesha.

Exfutbolista David Beckham spoke by videoconference with young athletes and urged them to perfect their technique at home, waiting for you to get back to the sports competitions are suspended for the coronavirus.

The group The Killers sang an acoustic version of his hit “Mr. Brightside”.

And the actress Sarah Jessica Parker spoke to the health workers who work in the Elmhurst hospital in New York, the state most affected by the pandemic in the united States.

“You are heroes,” said the star of “Sex and the City” from your sofa. “We’ll always be grateful for the sacrifices that you did to keep the community healthy and well.”

Aisha al Muntheri, working in a hospital, spoke from Paris, dressed with surgical garment, to say that he felt proud to “be in front” with their colleagues.

“It’s part of our value as a doctor to serve the humanity,” he said. “Humanity is our common language”.