Watch a Special Nat Geo Earth Day 2021 Streaming Event, ft. Willie Nelson, Angélique Kidjo, Yo-Yo Ma, Maggie Rogers and More


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Today, April 22, is Earth Day — and last night, National Geographic put on a special star-studded celebration/live stream event, featuring information, education and musical performances from an eclectic array of musical acts.

The show was hosted by travel expert Jessica Nabongo and featured a carefully selected assortment of musical acts, each performing from a location that held significant personal importance:

  • Angélique Kidjo– “Dignity”– (Paris, France)
  • Aurora- “The Seed”– (Bergen, Norway)
  • José González– “Visions”– (Särö Västerskog Nature Reserve, Sweden)
  • Maggie Rogers– “Love You For A Long Time”– (Topanga Canyon, CA)
  • My Morning Jacket– World Premiere Music Video of “Feel You”– (Los Angeles, CA and Floyd’s Knobs, Indiana)
  • Rostam – These Kids We Knew”– (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Valerie June– “Home Inside”– (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Willie Nelson and Micah Nelson– “Laws of Nature”– (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Yo-Yo Ma– Mark O’Connor’s “Appalachia Waltz“– (Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts)
  • Ziggy Marley– “I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars”–(Los Angeles, CA)

Click here to watch the full streaming event at the NatGeo website.

The full show is also preserved on YouTube. Watch:

More about the #NatGeoEarthDay celebration, per a news release:

During the event, the brand formally announced the launch of their new multi-platform initiative, Planet Possible, which is aimed at empowering consumers to live more lightly on the planet.

At the event, the brand also announced their Share Your Spot campaign, an uplifting social media campaign that unifies National Geographic’s global community around a shared love of the Earth. The campaign encourages users to share the places that bring them happiness, hope and optimism, by submitting pictures using the #ShareYourSpot hashtag.

By helping people better understand the world and their role in it, National Geographic aims to inspire consumers to take the collective action needed to help preserve the planet.


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