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"Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together" - Virtual Concert to unite Pacific region in the fight against COVID-19
15 Aug 2020 -  The United Nations in the Pacific has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together, a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens across the region to work together and with the rest of the world in the fight against COVID-19. The concert will pay tribute to essential workers across the Pacific for the work they’ve done so far to prevent transmission and save lives and a call, through music and art, for continued solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. It is also a reminder that as we rise up as a family of nations, we must seize the opportunity to build a more inclusive and resilient Pacific and a more sustainable and equitable world.

Hosted by Aunty Tala from the Laughing Samoans, the virtual concert will feature performances from Jah Boy (Solomon Islands); Jay Hoad (Australia); Juny B (Kiribati); Justin Wellington (PNG), Kendal T (Palau), Mia Kami (Tonga), Nem & Talei (Fiji), Paulini (Australia), Poly Flavour (Samoa); Skillz (Fiji); Stan Antas (Vanuatu), Te Vaka (New Zealand); Tiki Taane (New Zealand), Tropikana Breeze (Tuvalu), Vanessa Quai (Vanuatu), Yosh (Vanuatu), UN Messenger of Peace Yo-Yo Ma (USA), and more.

The feature includes messages from global leaders Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern from New Zealand, His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. The event will be broadcast simultaneously on Saturday the 15th of August, 2020 at 7:00pm local Fiji time (GMT+12) and 03:00am New York time (GMT-4).
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