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Chinese Pianist Lang Lang to Take Part in Lady Gaga-Curated Show to Help Combat Covid-19

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Chinese pianist Lang Lang is set to join a star-studded cast of musicians, comedians and actors for One World: Together at Home, a televised and streamed global concert in support of medical workers dealing with Covid-19.

The show, which is curated by Lady Gaga, is being put on with support from Global Citizen and the World Health Organization. Among other celebs confirmed to join the broadcast are Stevie Wonder, Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney.

Global Citizen, a music festival put on every year in order to raise money to end poverty, has collected 35 million USD thus far in its efforts to provide funding for healthcare workers. Global Citizen have also been running Together at Home mini-concerts online, which you can keep up to date with through their socials.

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Lang Lang is perhaps best known for being the first Chinese person to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, while he has also performed for some of the world’s top dignitaries.

One World: Together at Home has already been called the “Live Aid of Covid-19,” as the show aims to raise funds for equipment for health workers that are fighting the spread of the disease.

It will be broadcast globally, on television as well as through streaming sites, on April 18 at 8 PM EST (April 19 at 8 AM Chinese time). Streaming sites confirmed to be hosting the show include Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube, while TV stations such as ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC and RTE will also broadcast the show.

Bryan Grogan
    Bryan is RADII's Culture Editor. He is a Shanghai-based writer and editor with an interest in health, technology, science, the arts, culture and everything in between.