Aside from giving a spectacular and unforgettable concert experience, Coldplay also provided an avenue for positive change!
Coldplay and Global Citizen invited Filipino non-government organizations to set up booths during the Manila leg of their Music of the Spheres World Tour. This concert was held at the Philippine Arena on January 19 and 20, 2024.
ICYDK, Global Citizen is a movement that brings together world leaders, artists, activists, and more, with aims to raise awareness and inspire action on pressing global issues. In partnership with Coldplay, their chosen local nonprofits were the Angat Buhay Foundation and Waves For Water Philippines.
During the Coldplay MOTS Manila, Angat Buhay had the opportunity to “share and amplify the voice and power of bayanihan” with concertgoers. The mission was to encourage more people to get involved in their #AngatBayanihan initiatives.
From the outset, Angat Buhay’s mission has been to empower Filipinos to become communities of active citizens, collectively pursuing “a life of dignity and hope.”
“Through this platform [Coldplay MOTS Manila], we were able to showcase our cause and initiatives,” the foundation launched by former vice president of the Philippines Leni Robredo stated.
Meanwhile, Waves For Water PH conducted filter demonstrations and facilitated volunteer sign-ups to raise awareness. They shared information on how everyone can contribute to providing clean water access to marginalized communities.
“We had great conversations with [Coldplay] fans about the reality of the water crisis in the communities we serve,” the charity whose mission is to provide “access to clean water for everyone that needs it” shared on its official social media page.
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