]MANILA — While social distancing is encouraged to try and reduce close contact with other people in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it could also leave many feeling isolated and anxious.
That’s why a group of international artists, this week, have decided to band together for a virtual concert series, dubbed “Together at Home,” which aims to unite people around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Martin kicked off the campaign this Tuesday, taking requests and performing for his fans on Instagram Live — the video was later uploaded on Facebook. For 30 minutes, he sang hits such as “A Sky Full of Stars” and “Viva La Vida.” He even, at one point, tried to teach viewers how to play David Bowie’s “Life on Mars.” Check it out below:
The campaign is organized by Global Citizen, an organization dedicated to ending poverty, among other social causes, across the world, in partnership with the World Health Organization. It aims to raise funds to help combat COVID-19.
They collaborated with Martin, and it was revealed that John Legend is also on board. The singer is scheduled to take over the “Together at Home” series tomorrow, Wednesday.
As of Tuesday, there has been more than 180,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection worldwide. In the Philippines, the reported cases now stand at 185. The government has already introduced sweeping restrictions affecting millions of people in order to contain the spread.