The Recording Academy® has announced it is teaming up with several United Nations Human Rights-supported global initiatives to harness the power of music to promote social justice around the world. The multifaceted campaign will engage major artists to use their talents and unique platform to galvanize support for United Nations Human Rights goals, including advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, women's empowerment, climate justice, and a broad range of other human rights issues.
The Right Here, Right Now Music initiative launched by the Recording Academy and the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance (Right Here, Right Now) aims to combat the human rights crisis resulting from climate change. The first activation is the Right Here, Right Now Mini Global Climate Concert Series, which will bring together some of the most popular arena acts to perform in small iconic concert venues around the globe, while shining a light on alarming climate issues such as floods, droughts, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, food insecurity, clean water, ocean acidity, deforestation, mental health, and more.
Hosted by United Nations Human Rights and the Recording Academy, the Mini Global Climate Concert Series will kick off April 13 at the Boulder Theater in Colorado with headliner Wesley Schultz, lead singer and co-founder of the two-time GRAMMY®-nominated band the Lumineers, with special guests including Yola, a six-time GRAMMY-nominated artist. The inaugural concert, which will be filmed by Citizen Pictures for a later broadcast, is being produced by AEG Presents and supported by the University of Colorado Boulder. Right Here, Right Now Music is planning to host Mini Global Climate Concerts in numerous cities on multiple continents, with discussions already underway for potential events in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Johannesburg, Bogotá, and Dubai.
Proceeds from Right Here, Right Now Mini Global Climate Concerts will go to United Nations Human Rights climate justice initiatives and MusiCares®, the leading music charity providing music professionals health and human services across a spectrum of needs. The Right Here, Right Now MusiCares® Fund is being established to focus relief efforts for music communities impacted by climate crisis.
"We are honored to be working with several United Nations-supported global music initiatives to bring together artists and create unique music events to promote social justice around the world," said Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. "Music has no boundaries so we are excited to partner with the artist community and work with the United Nations to further their human rights goals and ultimately, better the world."
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