This past Sunday, celebrities across the music industry united to bring light to climate change, recent natural disasters and those areas most affected by such events. Led by co-founders Rebecca Foon, professional cellist and Jesse Paris Smith, daughter of fellow performer Patti Smith, and herself a professional instrumentalist, the night saw a packed Carnegie Hall join together in support of one message. Performers included environmental activists and musicians Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Flea, Cat Power and Talib Kweli for moving performances. The acts included covers of The Beatles and Cat Stevens from Patti Smith, moving renditions of John Lennon from Joan Baez, free reverbing from Flea topped off by poetry read by Smith herself, and moving speeches and calls to action from Bill McKibben and Olaf Eliasson. World music was brought front and center from artists Tanya Tagaq and Tenzin Choegyal, whose performance backed by his Tibetan elders brought the house down.
A full stream of the show is available via the link above, and you can find out more on Pathway to Paris and its initiatives here.