TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015|
Posted by: Erin Walsh
At the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, many of the biggest artists of today collaborated to put on a free show in Central Park [Ed. Note: We were on the scene in person so be on the lookout for a write-up in the next 24 hours or so]. There were collabs between Global Citizen's creative director, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Ariana Grande, as well as Ed Sheeran and Martin, and singer Sting of The Police with rapper Common. Of all the powerful collaborations of the night, it was Beyonce with headliners Pearl Jam that wrapped the night up with a moving performance of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song."
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder played an acoustic guitar and joined Beyonce in harmony performing the Marley classic, and regardless of the chilling duet of the two talents, it was Nelson Mandela's anti-poverty speech that was debatably the most moving part of the performance. Watch Vedder, Beyonce and the late Mandela inspire thousands of people here.