By Thérèse Bo-Wenge
As the coronavirus continues to spread, social isolation continues to be the norm and as a result, cancelling many events globally - including one of the most anticipated music festivals in the world: Coachella.
Triller, held a three-day digital music festival recently named TrillerFest also known as “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions” hosted by SNL comedian Jay Pharoah. This event was created to promote relief and entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The line-up included: Migos, Omarion, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg and over 100 other artists. The concert streamed live on Triller’s YouTube channel from the afternoon to early hours of the morning all weekend long.
TrillerFest linked fans to their favourite artists from the comfort of their home as they performed live from across the globe. Listeners experienced a variety of genres all ranging from Reggae, Afrobeat, Latin Hip hop, Iranian rap, Electro Music, to K-pop and many more all from talented artists like Koffee, Tohi, Afro B, Amara La Negra , Monsta X and numerous other talents showcasing the power of music.
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To help those in need during a relatively tough time, the festival was created to raise money for an affiliated non-profit organization, MusiCares, a foundation dedicated to raising money for gig performing artists who lost their main source of income due to health and security guidelines. They also accepted donations to benefit the No Kid Hungry national campaign, another affiliated non-profit organization who seeks to end childhood hunger in the United States.
TrillerFest made history as the first digital music festival to appear in our digital generation, marking a new in the COVID-19 era.
What Live Concerts have you enjoyed so far while practising social distancing?
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