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  • Erica Blackburn

Jennifer Lopez will be preforming for a good cause in September

Global Citizen announced today Rio de Janeiro as a new performance location for this year’s Global Citizen Live.

At Global Citizen Live, the day of global unity will call on world leaders, philanthropists, and corporations to prioritize climate change, combating famine and vaccine equity. Artists, visionaries, dignitaries and concerned citizens will call on governments, major corporations, and philanthropists to defend the planet and defeat poverty.

Global Citizen also announced Brazilian superstars Alok, Mart’nália, Criolo, and Liniker, along with special guests, Tropkillaz and Mosquito to the broadcast line-up. These performers, along with Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez and more, join the lineup for this global broadcast across New York City, Lagos and Paris.

World renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall will make a live appearance with a preview of her new film and a new initiative to combat climate change that supports Trillion Trees as well.

“Through my artistic career and The Alok Institute, I try my best to act on human awareness besides training in reducing the impacts of climate changes,” said Alok. “Actions are and need to be urgent and aim to build a healthier planet.”

“Partnering with Global Citizen in Brazil reaffirms our beliefs and actions for a better world. It will be a moment of unity around the world with a common goal,” said Luis Justo, CEO of Rock in Rio. “Like Global Citizen, Rock in Rio has been dedicated to social and environmental causes for over 20 years. Now more than ever, we believe that music is a fundamental instrument because it connects the public to worthy causes. We are ready to build together the world we want to live in,”

“For years, Latin American Global Citizens have been among our organization’s most engaged, action-oriented and passionate audiences, an indication of the region’s intense desire for change and hope for a better future,” said Cristina Gnecco, Latin American Partnerships and Programs, Global Citizen. “With performances by an incredible and diverse group of Brazilian artists, this moment in Rio de Janeiro will bring critical environmental and health issues impacting Brazil and Latin America to the forefront of a global stage.”

The 24-hour live broadcast spanning six continents will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

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