1000 musicians for charity

Many of us have been around for musical movements set by large groups of influential people to help make a difference in the world. We have seen it before with “We Are The World”- the single performed in 1985 by the Supergroup called United Support of Artists (USA). This record was a huge success and sold 20 million copies. This proved that when people band together for a common cause, they can make a difference!

Or, this version, done in 2010 to help victims in Haiti

We have been seeing more and more of these larger benefit concerts recently, through tragedies, even new recordings such as what “We Are the World,” did. For example, the recent recording produced by Simon Cowell to raise money for the Grenfell Tower Tragedy:

 

Now, a really original idea has come about to help make an impact for charity. Here’s the headline:

One thousand musicians are set to perform in 300 shows in 200 cities around the world in support of the global refugee crisis.

‘Sofar Sounds’, who are working with Amnesty International on this huge event, are well known for producing much smaller gigs, usually in people’s homes and gardens, with big names. Audience numbers are lower, the events are usually invite only, making them more intimate. Sofar Sounds have made a name for themselves by giving up-and-coming artists an opportunity with such events.

Artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rudamental, Julia Holter, Kate Tempest are among the names performing in people's homes on 20 September.

“The Give A Home series, organised by Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds, will also feature refugee artists from local communities.”

“Give A Home has been launched as the global refugee population exceeds 22 million, with people forced to flee conflict and persecution around the world.”

Currently many countries around the world are taking in refugees during time of crisis. Today, people all over the world are gathering for a great cause, to make music and raise money for the millions of displaced people.

You can learn more about the movement from Sofar Sounds HERE:

https://www.sofarsounds.com/giveahome

 

Below are some of the beautiful comments from spectators and artists alike. Coming together for a tremendously great cause.

#GiveAHome While governments are building walls & closing doors, tonight we are sing a different song: We welcome refugees - @MegdeRonde

 

Photo from #giveahome on Twitter by Kharunya

We're off! @AmnestyNZ kick off 24 hrs of gigs in 100s of homes globally - all for refugees 🙌ðŸÂÂÂÃÆ’Æ’Ãâ€Â ’ÃÆ’â€Ã‚ ’â€ÅÃâ€Å¡Ãƒâ€Å¡ÃÆ’Æ’Ãâ€Â ’â€ÅÃâ€Å¡ÃÆ’Æ’â€Å¡ÃÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒâ€Å¡Ãƒâ€Å¾ check #GiveAHome for more! #RefugeesWelcome

Emma Doupé 

 


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1000 musicians for charity

Many of us have been around for musical movements set by large groups of influential people to help make a difference in the world. We have seen it before with “We Are The World”- the single performed in 1985 by the Supergroup called United Support of Artists (USA). This record was a huge success and sold 20 million copies. This proved that when people band together for a common cause, they can make a difference!

Or, this version, done in 2010 to help victims in Haiti

We have been seeing more and more of these larger benefit concerts recently, through tragedies, even new recordings such as what “We Are the World,” did. For example, the recent recording produced by Simon Cowell to raise money for the Grenfell Tower Tragedy:

 

Now, a really original idea has come about to help make an impact for charity. Here’s the headline:

One thousand musicians are set to perform in 300 shows in 200 cities around the world in support of the global refugee crisis.

‘Sofar Sounds’, who are working with Amnesty International on this huge event, are well known for producing much smaller gigs, usually in people’s homes and gardens, with big names. Audience numbers are lower, the events are usually invite only, making them more intimate. Sofar Sounds have made a name for themselves by giving up-and-coming artists an opportunity with such events.

Artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rudamental, Julia Holter, Kate Tempest are among the names performing in people's homes on 20 September.

“The Give A Home series, organised by Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds, will also feature refugee artists from local communities.”

“Give A Home has been launched as the global refugee population exceeds 22 million, with people forced to flee conflict and persecution around the world.”

Currently many countries around the world are taking in refugees during time of crisis. Today, people all over the world are gathering for a great cause, to make music and raise money for the millions of displaced people.

You can learn more about the movement from Sofar Sounds HERE:

https://www.sofarsounds.com/giveahome

 

Below are some of the beautiful comments from spectators and artists alike. Coming together for a tremendously great cause.

#GiveAHome While governments are building walls & closing doors, tonight we are sing a different song: We welcome refugees - @MegdeRonde

 

Photo from #giveahome on Twitter by Kharunya

We're off! @AmnestyNZ kick off 24 hrs of gigs in 100s of homes globally - all for refugees 🙌ðŸÂÂÂÃÆ’Æ’Ãâ€Â ’ÃÆ’â€Ã‚ ’â€ÅÃâ€Å¡Ãƒâ€Å¡ÃÆ’Æ’Ãâ€Â ’â€ÅÃâ€Å¡ÃÆ’Æ’â€Å¡ÃÆ’â€Å¡Ãƒâ€Å¡Ãƒâ€Å¾ check #GiveAHome for more! #RefugeesWelcome

Emma Doupé 

 


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