Directly from Barcelona, Shakira joined the virtual concert “Global Goal: United for our Future” on Saturday (June 27) to send a message of hope in the midst of the global health crisis.
“Latin America is now the region most affected by this pandemic and experts say that Africa will be next,” said the Colombian singer. “We need to make sure that everyone has security and access to medical care in these places, otherwise it will be much more difficult to distribute and vaccinate. We must do everything possible to help them avoid catastrophic damage. Thousands of lives could be in danger from the virus and other life-threatening effects of poverty, such as hunger. We can all do something about it and that is why we are here today. ”
During the Livestream, presented by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Shak performed his inspiring “Sale El Sol” joined by three musicians on top of a rooftop.
“This next song is about the time when you start to see the sun rise after difficult times,” he said. “As we move down the road to recovery, let us help the world’s most vulnerable regions walk toward theirs because the sun should rise for everyone.”
Many artists, including J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, and Miley Cyrus, to name a few, joined the concert to shed light on communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The concert complements the campaign “Global Goal: United for our Future”, designed by Global Citizen and the European Commission to coordinate the development of COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Check out Shakira’s performance below: