In a generous effort to engage the millions currently on lockdown, both local and international musicians have logged on to online platforms to share their music, from the confines of their respective homes. Needless to say, a host of concerts and highly-anticipated events (e.g. the Met Gala, Glastonbury Music Festival, and the 2020 Eurovision songwriting contest, among others) have been either cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. However, that didn't spell a complete shutdown of moments for music appreciation (thank goodness!).
In a similar fashion to the tagging challenges circulating on Instagram, some musicians have even taken to calling on their peers, challenging them to do online mini concerts, too. Case in point: Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20:
National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab has even launched a fundraising concert series, Bayanihan Musikahan, and a host of Philippine musicians have already pledged to contribute, including Juan Karlos, Chito Miranda, Noel Cabangon, and Christian Bautista, among others.
On the international front, Erykah Badu, Shawn Mendes, Jhené Aiko, and Lauren Jauregui are likely to soon jump on the bandwagon too. That's something to look forward to!
If you're in the mood for some live music, you're in for a treat with these online performances. Take a look at the list below:
1. Chris Martin of Coldplay
2. John Legend
3. Yo-yo Ma
4. Ryan Cayabyab
5. Gabbi Garcia
6. David Foster and Katharine McPhee
10. Keith Urban
11. Swing Out Sister
12. Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes
14. One Republic
15. Miley Cyrus
Although this isn't a musical live stream, it's worth including. Miley Cyrus is hosting her own social media talk show, called Bright Minded, every weekday at 2:30 a.m. Philippine time. If you can't catch it live, it will still be available on her IG TV!
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