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[Guest blog: Devo Brown] Music unites us, draws us together and makes us stronger

“I want you to think of a time where music has been there for you. You’re probably asking…wait, which time? Exactly. You have a soundtrack to every major milestone you’ve experienced. A song for when you fell in love, when you went through a break up, when you had an amazing time with your friends or your family – you always have a song that solidifies that memory and that moment in time. You’re not the only one who feels that way.

In good times and bad, music unites us, draws us together and makes us stronger.  

Throughout history musicians have also been activists, compelled to change the world and make it better. They always are sparking conversations, sharing ideas and pushing us to be better.

While we’ve never seen anything like COVID-19 in our lifetimes, we have seen musicians join together to make a change in the world.

This concert will be different – no cool aerial shots of the thousands of concert-goers moving as one.  Which makes this even more powerful. We are all on the same level – at home, physically distancing from others. This show will be intimate and personal – and while we self-isolate, that feeling of connection is more important than ever before.  And as we watch safely from home, we will all remember this moment in time…together, through power of music.”   

Devo Brown is Citytv’s entertainment expert, Breakfast Television personality, and former radio host. Devo hosts one-hour live special The Heroes of COVID on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv and; the global concert special ONE WORLD: Together at Home follows at 8 p.m. ET