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Vuzu to broadcast the ‘One World: Together At Home’ live telecast

VUZU has secured rights for the live coverage of the unprecedented Lady Gaga curated 'One World: Together At Home' airing this Saturday to drive combined action to support healthcare workers and WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Launched by the international advocacy organization, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO), the global special brings together an unprecedented calibre of world stars on one stage on the day.

More than 100 of the world’s biggest names in music, television and sports form part of the mega lineup. This include the likes of The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Elton John, Sam Smith, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, South Korean pop group SuperM (pictured), Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Shawn Mendes, Usher, Kerry Washington, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Idris Elba, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Chris Martin, David & Victoria Beckham, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.

Nigeria’s Burna Boy and South Africa’s own include Black CoffeeSho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest are also on the bill. 

Airing at 8pm on Vuzu (DStv 116), as well as Showmax on Saturday, April 18, the global telecast aims to celebrate and support healthcare workers in the forefront of COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to live music, the show will feature real-life experiences from doctors, nurses and families around the world.

“This special broadcast by ‘One world: Together At Home‘ will bring world leading artists and performances to your living room during the national lockdown.” 

“We are grateful to the health workers that have been working tirelessly during these trying times. People have been urged to stay at home in efforts to fight against the spread of Covid-19,” said Nomsa Philiso, director of local entertainment channels at Multichoice.

South African singer Sho Madjozi is among artists lined-up for the ‘One World: Together at Home’ concert

Ways to show support for ‘One World: Together at Home’ campaign

One World: Together At Home‘ is not a telethon, but a historic, first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of healthcare workers and to support the WHO in the global fight to end COVID-19.

The broadcast will feature a potpourri of awe-inspiring stories; from frontline healthcare workers on the COVID-19 response, commitments from philanthropists, governments and corporations, to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.

For more information about Global Citizen and its campaign to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the UN Foundation7, visit globalcitizen.org.

Alternatively you can follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen.

To learn more about WHO’s response to the pandemic and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, please go to www.who.int/COVlD-19 and follow @WHO on          Facebook, Instagram, Linkedln and TikTok.

For information about how to tune in and take action, visit www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.

Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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