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Tune in to see Mariah Carey, Usher and more headline Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival


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Mariah Carey and Usher are among the stars headlining Saturday’s 2022 Global Citizen Festival. This year’s theme is “Take Action NOW.”

Mariah will take the stage in New York City’s Central Park, while Usher will perform in Accra, Ghana.
Priyanka Chopra, who is a Global Citizen ambassador, is hosting this year’s event. Presenters include SNL star Chris Redd, ballet dancer Misty Copeland and Tamron Hall.

In Ghana, Usher will be joined by SZA and H.E.R. to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the nation’s independence.

This is the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival. This year, the focus is on ending extreme poverty across the world, which has been heightened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Global Citizen is specifically calling upon world leaders attending the United National General Assembly to provide $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis.

The concert will be streamed via ABC News Live starting at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 24. The primetime special Global Citizen Festival: Take Action NOW will air Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

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