Musicians join forces to perform 'A different Sant Jordi' song
Eurovision star Miki Núñez and others sing 'Escriurem' to raise money for Covid-19 research
Catalonia's patron saint, Sant Jordi, is typically honored on April 23, complete with book and rose stands that fill the streets with joyous onlookers.
But as came as a surprise to no one given the current state of affairs, last week it was announced that Catalonia's favorite holiday would have to put on hold – at least in its usual form – until July 23.
And because this year's coronavirus confinement has put a damper on the usual festivities, some 20 musicians have joined forces to perform 'Un Sant Jordi diferent' (A different Sant Jordi) – a nod both to the much-loved books and roses holiday as well as a stubborn message of hope during tough times.
The song by Salva Racero, Xasqui Ten, and Lídia Coll applauds the efforts of healthcare workers and others providing essential services under lockdown and calls for scientific, social, cultural, and emotional solidarity.
A number of famed Catalan artists have participated, including the likes of Cesk Freixas, Guillem Solé, Paula Valls, or Manu Guix.
'Escriurem' for coronavirus research
Miki Núñez, the 24-year-old 2018 Eurovision star from Terrassa, near Barcelona, has round up 15 musicians to sing his song 'Escriurem' (We will write) to raise money for coronavirus research as part of the #Joemcorono campaign for Fundació Lluita contra la Sida, IrsiCaixa and the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital.
Núñez, who is joined in song by artists like Cesk Freixas, Judit Neddermann, Doctor Prats, or Buhos, is committed to donating all proceeds obtained from the tune's digital distribution.