Singer Ed Sheeran Joins the Line Up of 1,000 Artists Playing Refugee Solidarity Concerts

Sofar Sounds and Amnesty International have announced that Ed Sheeran has approved to play in the global concert series Give a Home. The concert is taking place in cities all over the world on the 20th of September, 2017. In Ed Sheeran’s comment on the announcement of him joining the lineup, he said, “We all deserve a home, not just the memory of one.’’ He also added that is quite honored to join Amnesty International, and Sofar’s Give a Home campaign to raise awareness for the global refugee crisis.
Give a Home concert gathers music fans from all over the world to unite people in an attempt to show solidarity with refugees. Sheeran will play in Washington D.C., USA. Jean-Jean Bashengezi (‘JAJA’) who is not only a guitarist and singer but also a refugee, will be playing beside him. Bashengezi now lives in Washington; however, his music is influenced by his roots in the Democratic Republic of Congo as he was forced to flee in 1994 when his country got into a deadly conflict following the Rwandan genocide.
Sadly, over 22 million people worldwide are affected by the refugee crisis. Wealthy nations need to help more in hosting people who have been stranded away from their homes.



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