It is hard to imagine the months to come without the traditional summer festivities and festivals, that bring people together to celebrate life and enjoy different forms of culture. Is there a creative way to organize events and still follow the strict safety measures? Who knows. But we will see soon enough. Society has shown times and times again it´s ability to adapt.
Meanwhile, a lot of musicians are giving home concerts via YouTube, Facebook or Instagram live stream. In Wörgl, our association started a Facebook page called Home.Kultur.Wörgl, where people can share their home videos – playing an instrument, singing, reading bedtime stories or doing some stand up comedy – anything that creates positive feelings. Radio FM4 has a new daily series called Stay at Home Sessions. The Radio airs concerts or sessions by Austrian bands and musicians under a new motto “Stay at home, baby”. Through the Arte TV online broadcast “United we Stream” you can bring the Berlin club culture to your living room or kitchen, watch DJs playing live in video stream and dance along.
Today, on 18. April there is a global broadcast & digital special called “One World: Together at Home” organised by the Global Citizen Organisation with an impressive list of artists playing in live stream. The aim of this online event is to bring the world together through music and inspire everyone to take action and support the frontline healthcare workers and the WHO.
Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 the organizers decided to produce a new show, ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’, that will air in place of the Grand Final on Saturday 16th of May. The Contest, its values of universality and inclusivity, and the tradition of celebrating diversity through music, are bringing fans together all over the world.
I believe that music and arts can unite and empower people and lift us up in difficult times.
These are just a few examples. You can share your tips in the comments below! Maybe your favorite band or musician is also streaming a live concert soon? Share and let us know!