Latin American pop stars were among more than 100 artists who performed songs or even just sent out messages from their living rooms, due to the coronavirus lockdown, in the One World: Together at Home, a concert in celebration and support of health care workers and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO).
The eight-hour broadcast featured Colombia’s reggaeton stars J Balvin and Maluma, pop singer Sebastián Yatra and singer-songriter Juanes; Brazilian “Queen of Funk” Anitta; as well as Puerto Rican Luis Fonsi.
During the digital live streaming part of the show, Yatra sang “Un Año”, while Juanes played two songs: “Mas Futuro Que Pasado” and “Es Por Ti”, and Fonsi played his mega hit “Despacito”. Maluma was the only Latin American artist singing in the main broadcast section, with the upbeat “Carnaval”. Balvin and Anitta did not perform songs, but gave their support to the initiative by sharing stories and serving as presenters.
The show also featured real-life experiences from those on the front line of the fight against Covid-19.
Lady Gaga, who curated the line-up, called the event “a love letter to the world”.