– “Cry mobilizer” –
Global Citizen presented the event -broadcast on the main channels of american television and introduced by three of his 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.