SA personalities form part of the global ‘One World: Together At Home’ broadcast concert
Written by Wendy Nyoni on 15th Apr 2020
‘One World: Together At Home’ is a global broadcast special to air on Sunday 19 April 2020, in celebration and support of healthcare workers.
In addition to world-famous personalities, hosting and performing at the global broadcast, it will feature real experiences from doctors, nurses and families around the world.
Powered by commitments from supporters and corporate partners in benefit of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the broadcast special will also benefit charities that provide food, shelter and healthcare to those that need help most.
The historic broadcast to be hosted by Jimmy Fallon of ‘The Tonight Show,’ Jimmy Kimmel of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and Stephen Colbert of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ Friends from Sesame Street Also on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world to take meaningful actions that increase support for the global COVID-19 response.
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home broadcast is set to include Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest, Nomzamo Mbatha, Black Coffee, Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, Idris and Sabrina Elba, John Legend, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
Earlier today, the Best Drive spoke to Sho Madjozi about the wonderful initiative. Catch the podcast on the YFM app (available on iOs and Android)
Geneva/New York – International advocacy organization Global Citizen and the World Health Organization on the 6th of April announced the One World: Together At Home – a globally televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
One World: Together At Home will be broadcast live on Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PDT/8:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 a.m. GMT airing on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada. Internationally, BBC One will run the program on Sunday 19 April 2020. Additional international broadcasters include beIN Media Group, and in South Africa, MultiChoice Group; Vuzu channel 116 (on DSTV) and Showmax will air the broadcast on Sunday (Time TBC).
The virtual broadcast will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19 and will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines.
Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said “As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, ‘One World: Together At Home’ aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19. Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
One World: Together At Home will also be a multi-hour digital broadcast streaming online on multiple global platforms, including: Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube. This digital special will include additional artists and performances from all over the globe as well as unique stories from the world’s healthcare heroes. For information about how to tune in and take action, visit www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.
“The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “We may have to be apart physically for a while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ‘One World: Together At Home’ concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”
Over the past three weeks, the Together at Home campaign has featured performances from artists including, Chris Martin, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Common, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Niall Horan, Steve Aoki, Jennifer Hudson, Miguel, H.E.R., Anthony Hamilton, Rufus Wainwright, Hozier and Julianne Hough, among others in support of WHO and Global Citizen’s campaign.
Commitments from supporters and corporate partners will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO to support and equip frontline healthcare workers around the world, with masks, gowns and other vital equipment, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most. These local groups have been verified to ensure that they are helping communities impacted by COVID-19.