Quarantine Concert: “One World: Together At Home”


Sarah Winters

Jimmy Fallon teamed up with hip-hop group “The Roots” and dozens of healthcare workers to perform their version of the 80s hit Safety Dance.

Sarah Winters, Staff Writer

On Sunday, April 19th,  from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m over a hundred artists from across the world put on the “One World: Together At Home” concert in order to celebrate the health care workers fighting Covid-19. 

The show went on for eight hours and was split into two parts. The concert began with a six-hour pre-show streamed on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. The pre-show was then followed by a two-hour television broadcast, hosted by talk shows hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert.

The concert was organised by the Global Citizen movement and the World Health Organization (WHO). Lady gaga, who also helped organize the concert, referred to the event as a “love letter to the world”. Lady Gaga also made it clear that the show was not a fundraising telethon and would focus on entertainment and messages of solidarity. This being said, the broadcast still made over 128 million dollars, with all proceeds being donated toward vaccine development and local and regional charities.

“I thought that the show’s cause was really good. It’s very important to recognize the risks our health care workers are taking during this time,” said Junior, Chloe Dowler. “It was also nice seeing some of my favorite artists perform while stuck in quarantine.”

During the show, Jimmy Fallon teamed up with the hip-hop group “The Roots” and dozens of healthcare workers to perform their version of the 80s hit Safety Dance. Other artists that performed included Nial Horan and his former bandmate Liam Payne. John Legend teamed up with Sam Smith to cover Ben E King’s, “Stand By Me” and Billie Eilish played her version of Bobby Hebb’s, “Sunny”. Usher, Taylor Swift, the Rolling Stones, Oprah Winfrey and Bill and Melinda Gates were also just a handful of the over a hundred guest appearances. 

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