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Following a number of live-stream concerts that took place last week, a new slate of performers continue to live-stream shows from their homes this week.
A number of musicians have teamed with the World Health Organization to put on the concerts. In addition to keeping fans stuck at home entertained, the stars are urging people to support the organization’s fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Hudson also put on a live-stream concert on her Instagram account at 1 p.m. Fans were able to text Hudson at 312-584-4141 to request songs and learn more about how they can help Global Citizen’s campaign in support of the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund.
Sofi Tukker also performed on their Instagram Live at 1 p.m., followed by H.E.R.’s performance at 2 p.m. Bush put on a show on their Instagram Live at 2:30 p.m., while Kirk Franklin performed at 3:30 p.m. and Guy Sebastian went live on Instagram at 6 p.m.
Kygo began Thursday’s performances on his Instagram Live, while Noah Cyrus and Lang Lang also put on concerts from their homes.
Also Thursday, Caroline Jones was joined by Jimmy Buffett for a concert live stream. Additionally, Kevin Garrett, Jon Batiste, Ty Dolla Sign and DJ Cassidy kept viewers entertained with more shows on their Instagram accounts throughout the day.
Kerry Washington and Dr. Nadine Burke Harris previously participated in a Q&A, while Priyanka Chopra Jonas also did a Q&A with WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO COVID-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove on Tuesday.
Chloe x Halle and Lauv put on concerts from their homes Tuesday, while Christine and the Queens, Years & Years, Ziggy Marley, Picture This, Brandy Clark and Vance Joy performed on Instagram Live on Monday.
John Legend followed suit and put on a live stream musical performance of his own.
Others who have participated in the initiative include Niall Horan, Common, Julianne Hough, Hozier, OneRepublic, Celeste, Rufus Wainwright, Lindsey Stirling, Juanes, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes.
Global Citizen coordinated the concert live streams with the intent to unite people in the fight against the novel coronavirus, given many people may feel isolated while staying at home.
The organization launched an in support of WHO’s new . WHO estimates it needs $675 million through April for COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts. Through the campaign, people are encouraged to take action and call on world leaders to support the fund.
March 27, 12:39 p.m.: This story has been updated with Thursday’s concerts.
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