NATIONAL NEWS - Our very own Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest and Nomzamo Mbatha have been announced as entertainers that will keep the world company at the One World: Together At Home virtual concert #TogetherAtHome
According to the Global Citizen website, the concert is a global special curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, in celebration and support of health care workers and the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, it will be a series of multi-hour virtual, no-contact concerts, with 70+ artists on the lineup.
It will include appearances and performances by entertainers including Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Céline Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Usher, Naomi Osaka, Sam Smith, John Legend and Victoria Beckham, to name a few.
Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said: “We are grateful to the private sector who have listened to the public’s call for action and come together to support the global response to Covid-19. This pandemic is too large for governments to tackle alone.
“We are also incredibly grateful for the continued support from the artist community to make One World: Together At Home a moment of global unity.
“Our hope for the special is that everyone will come away believing that we, as a shared humanity, can emerge from this moment forever grateful for the work of doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, and all those who are the backbone of our communities.”
When and where to watch
The virtual concert will be livestreamed on the following channels from 20:00 on April 18:
- Facebook Live
- Instagram Live
The concert will also be aired on MultiChoice’s TV platforms the following day (April 19) on Vuzu Domestic and Vuzu Africa 02:00 – 04:00 and 18:00 – 20:00
The concert will also be livestreamed on DStv Now and Showmax from 20:00 on Saturday evening.
The event has garnered many artists and celebrities with the aim to fight Covid-19 and raise funds for healthcare workers. Full list of artists and appearances from celebrities below: