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Hussain Al Jassmi to Perform at ‘One World: Together At Home’ Concert with Lady Gaga, Elton John and More

Dubbed this generations ‘Live Aid’, the One World: Together At Home concert is ramping up to hit screens this weekend and it has just been announced that Arab singing sensation Hussain Al Jassmi will join the bill.

Accompanying Jassmi in the star-studded line-up will be musical legends such as Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Chris Martin. Other incredible artists coming through in this show of support are Lizzo, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish and John Legend amongst others.

Organized by international advocacy organization Global Citizen in partnership with the World Health Organisation, the concert has been curated by Lady Gaga herself with the aim of celebrating the healthcare workers on the front lines the coronavirus pandemic. The producers have also taken special care to ensure that health and safety measured are being adhere to and that social distancing is a priority, so each act will be filmed separately.

In a statement announcing his inclusion in the concert, Al Jassmi expressed his pride in being chosen to represent the Arab world at such a crucial time. “We will strive to spread awareness, smiles and spread confidence in a better future,” he said, before adding: “This will be done through the values of friendship, partnership and taking the responsibility to overcome difficulties and challenges with determination, persistence and the positivity to conquer the impossible”. Al Jassmi has confirmed that he will perform all of his greatest hits including his recent release Benaady. The track’s title translates to “we shall overcome”, and has become somewhat of an anthem for hope across the region striking up more than a million views on YouTube since its release on April 3.

All performances will be streamed on the event’s website and social media platforms. The show will kick off at 5pm Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, April 18 in the US, which means a late night or early rise at 4am on Sunday, April 19 here in the UAE, but we are sure it will be very worth it.

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