REIK, stars of #TOGETHERLIVE
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
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This month our second show kicks off in Mexico
By hannah rochell and emma elms
8 FEBRUARY 2021
Mexico is in crisis. Over half the population doesn’t have access to clean water at home*, according to the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, so it’s no coincidence that without safe water to drink, let alone for washing hands, Mexico is one of the countries worst affected by COVID.
Aside from fighting a pandemic, good health and wellbeing is difficult to achieve in a country where only half the population has access to a clean, safe toilet at home*, according to 2017 figures from UNICEF and the World Health Organisation.
Music for change
Seeing the COVID crisis unfold at terrifying speed, we wanted to do something positive to help, so last year we organised our largest ever global event #TOGETHERLIVE to raise funds for the people of Brazil, targeting the most vulnerable communities. The first socially-distanced concert took place in Brazil in December starring music legend Seu Jorge and was watched by over 200,000 people on YouTube.
Continuing our global activation of Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, next we’re shining a spotlight on Mexico, where we’re holding our second #TOGETHERLIVE concert this month. Hosted by #TOGETHERBAND and Harpic, the show will feature the amazing Jesús Navarro, Julio Ramírez and Bibi Marín, otherwise known as REIK, plus special guests.
Seu Jorge at #TOGETHERLIVE Brazil
Highlighting the vital importance of Goal 6, the event will help raise funds to install essential, public handwashing stations in Mexico City's biggest market (and one of the largest in the world), the Central de Abasto.
Already in Brazil, Harpic has helped half a million people by donating 450 tonnes of water, sanitation packs and information on how to protect yourself from coronavirus. We’ve also partnered with Harpic to install a much-needed water station in the Belo Horizonte area of Brazil, with four more planned soon in other locations, providing long-term access to running water and helping change lives in the process.
One of our water stations in Brazil
#TOGETHERLIVE Mexico will raise funds to ensure that Harpic and #TOGETHERBAND can continue this vital work. Watch the show here on togetherband.org/live on 27th February at 7pm CDMX (1am UK time). Join us!
*According to 2017 figures we’ve interpreted on ‘safely managed water' and ‘safely managed sanitation’ from UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO).