With the coronavirus disaster quickly unfolding, artists across the globe are developing with progressive methods to maintain the lights on and the music taking part in — with out leaving the home. With this in thoughts, Rolling Stone has launched a brand new IGTV efficiency collection, titled “In My Room.” The debut episode featured Brian Wilson taking part in his songs from his California house (watch it here).
The newest episode stars one of many biggest artists in worldwide music right now: Angelique Kidjo, who calls herself a “daughter of independence” as a result of her native Benin and 16 different West African nations acquired their independence from France about two weeks after her birthday, which is July 14th.
She was set to mark her 60th birthday just a few months early on March 14th with a guest-filled concert at Carnegie Hall — that includes Baaba Maal, Brittany Howard, 86-year-old Cameroonian nice Manu Dibango, and Nigeria’s Yemi Alade — earlier than the occasion was canceled as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
In this unique “In My Room” clip, the Grammy-winning artist performs three songs — a canopy of the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” “The Overload,” and “Move On Up” — from her house in Paris. “Music has always been at the center of my life; music has helped me go through hard times and create a bond between all of us,” the singer explains. On her alternative of the third music, she provides: “How we moving up out of here to get to the next step? How are we going to live in this ever-changing and challenging world? By keeping positive, by keeping our humanity, our love, compassion, empathy [for] a better future.”
Music, for Kidjo, is all about freedom. “When I was a little child, I felt that sense of freedom,” she told the New York Post after the Carnegie Hall cancellation. “I felt that I was free to go from one house to the other with no fear at all, that nothing ever could happen to me. And that’s what I want to celebrate.”
We’re all experiencing this pandemic in several methods — and we’re all on this collectively. Artists want our assist, they usually also can assist get us by means of troubled occasions. We’re trying ahead to giving followers a glimpse into the various methods music might help and heal.
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