MBC’s 'World is One' concert features Stray Kids, ITZY, ONEUS, NCT127 with global acts
MBC teams up with the international relief and development NGO World Vision for a global online concert to raise awareness for children of the world
MBC, one of the biggest networks in the Korean entertainment industry, is now teaming up with World Vision in a global initiative to raise awareness about young children in the world. To further the same, they are going to air an online concert titled ‘World is One’ that will cross borders in an attempt to unite the world.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian aid organization founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce as a service organization to meet the emergency needs of missionaries. World Vision now runs a child sponsorship program that aims to help needy children, families, and communities access clean drinking water, sanitation, education, and much more, while operating on the theory that by changing the lives of children, the child sponsorship program facilitates overall growth and development in the community, as it helps communities to build a better future for the world.
According to Forbes magazine, as of December 2014, World Vision is the 11th largest charity in the United States with total revenue of over 981 million dollars. In 2020, World Vision worked in more than 90 countries and had 37,000 employees.
Where to Watch
The show is about giving hope to children around the world through a global concert. The show will be broadcast live on YouTube on the MBCkpop account as well as its live [MDR] channels in a simultaneous broadcast.
On October 16, MBC announced the lineup for the online global concert. The show will feature many K-pop acts for the special Korean stage of the event, including NCT 127, Stray Kids, Chungha, ITZY, Mamamoo’s Solar, WEi, STAYC, Onf, Loona, Oneus, CIX, Secret Number, OmegaX, JustB, Sonnet, and Forte Di Quattro among many international acts.
The event will feature a special stage with global artists too. 'Let's change the world with a good influence' is said to be the theme of this event; the song 'Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson will open the show; it will be performed by singer-songwriter Siedah Garrett and Mamamoo's Solar.
A teaser was released to promote the concert and sees a group of children from Kenya and Zambia, who seem to have experienced a changed life through World Vision. The teaser also shows the names of all the K-pop acts that will feature at the concert.
Talking about the concert, Cho Myunghwan, the chairman of World Vision, said, “The time to feel warm comfort and emotion through the good influence that transcends borders has arrived and I hope it will be delivered.”
Watch the teaser here: