Global Goal: Unite for Our Future lit up by Shakira’s guitar-fueled 'Sale El Sol': ‘Sun should come out for all’
"We must do everything we can to help avoid catastrophic damage," she said, adding, thousands of lives were at risk due to poverty and hunger and urged everyone to contribute to global relief efforts
The Global Goal Unite for Our Future concert began on June 27, kicking off at 2 pm ET as a worldwide streaming spectacle aimed at bringing people together for change, powered by Global Citizen and the European Commission and a host of A-list stars and musicians. The host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson touched on the troubling issues that the world has come to confront head-on in recent times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the communities affected by it, including poverty-stricken individuals, people of color and other marginalized minorities. He also touched on the systemic oppression and racial inequality present in the world today, and exhorted the viewing public to unite for change, and help highlight issues such as the George Floyd-inspired Black Lives Matter protests on a global scale.
The Colombian singer Shakira was on hand to offer her thoughts on the current world situation. Speaking from her home in Barcelona, Spain, the 'Hips Don't Lie' artiste revealed that Latin America was now the hardest hit region in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and revealed that Africa was also now at grave risk. She also stressed the importance of ensuring everyone in these regions had access to healthcare and food, or it could make distribution of a potential vaccine that much harder.
"We must do everything we can to help avoid catastrophic damage," the singer revealed, saying that thousands of lives were still at risk even today due to poverty and hunger in these areas and urged everyone to contribute to the global relief efforts. The Latina songstress then proceeded to rock our socks off with an intense performance of 'Sale El Sol' (Meaning "the sun comes out") which she introduced with the line, "The sun should come out for everyone." She even donned her own guitar as she strummed along to the heartfelt track, along with her backing band on a brightly lit rooftop stage.
Shakira's fans were, of course, overjoyed to see her perform. One viewer declared, "Thank you for this song @shakira. I Loved it!" Another fan who was blown away by the singer's rendition said, "Queen @shakira performed 'Sale El Sol' which means the Sun Comes Out at @GlblCtzn. It's a befitting song for the times we're in right now. Soon this COVID-19 darkness would be over and The Sun is gonna shine on us all." Another fan concluded, "She's an angel! Thanks Shakira and Global Citizen for this amazing rendition of 'Sale El Sol'."