Playing for Change, UN Present ‘Peace Through Music Event For Environment’ With Black Pumas, Lumineers, Jack Johnson

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Black Pumas’ Eric Burton performs at Ohana Festival in September 2021.

Playing For Change and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will present a momentous concert, “Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment,” scheduled for Dec. 15. 

The event will feature more than 200 artists from more than 35 countries, including Black Pumas, Jack Johnson, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sara Bareilles, Slash and The Lumineers, together with world leaders and influencers, to be broadcast on December 15 at 9 p.m. ET on the Playing for Change YouTube channel.

The online event’s intent is to unite the world in taking action for a sustainable future and advance progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Playing for Change Co-Founder Mark Johnson commented, “During this important time in human history, we are honored to continue our partnership with the United Nations for our 2021 Peace Through Music global event for the environment. Through music, we eliminate boundaries, hierarchy, and status. Through stories and ideas, we learn from our Indigenous ancestors how to listen to the rhythm of our planet.”

“Peace Through Music: A Global Event for The Environment” will raise global awareness and call for real action for environmental sustainability. 

This year’s event follows the success of 2020’s “Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice,” which featured Aloe Blacc, Annie Lennox, Becky G, Brandi Carlile, Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana, Gary Clark Jr. and Ringo Starr, which received more than four million views, raising more than $1 million for charity partners.

All net proceeds will go to organizations that prioritize real time solutions that facilitate environmental justice and sustainability, including Conservation International, American Rivers, World Wildlife Fund, REVERB, and the Playing for Change Foundation. Part of the funds raised will advance education programs led by the Playing for Change Foundation with the support of UNFPA to positively impact the lives and choices of adolescents and youth around the globe.