To celebrate the 65th independence anniversary of Ghana and 20 years since the formation of the African Union, Global Citizen is hosting an additional concert in Accra, Ghana, which will include performances from Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Tems.
“Decades of systemic and political failures have led humanity into the midst of converging and rapidly deteriorating crises—climate, hunger, health, war and conflict,” Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans said in a press release.
“The most marginalized populations are paying the price of the stagnant inaction of our leaders, and now millions of lives, and the future of our planet, are at stake,” Evans continued.
“We refuse to just stand by and watch! We refuse to accept the starvation of multitudes when solutions are readily at hand. We demand a secure future for girls everywhere. We demand governments keep their promises on climate funding. We demand relief from debts unjustly crushing economies. And we demand action NOW, while there’s still time to change our collective trajectory,” Evans noted.
The 2022 Global Music Festival will take place on Saturday, 24th September 2022, in New York City’s Central Park, presented by Citi and Cisco, and Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, presented by Harith General Partners.
Mariah Carey, Jonas Brothers, Metallica, Charlie Puth, Maneskin, Mickey Guyton and Rosalia will perform on the Central Park stage in New York.