Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Cyndi Lauper, Angélique Kidjo, and more gathered virtually to cover Smith’s “People Have the Power.” The performance is released in coordination with Pathway to Paris, a nonprofit co-founded by Smith’s daughter Jesse Paris Smith that aims to enact the Paris Agreement by combating climate change. The clip also encourages citizens to vote, as well as celebrates the beginning of Climate Week NYC 2020 and Pathway to Paris’ sixth anniversary. Watch the video below (via EcaWatch).
The video features guests from 25 countries, 46 cities, and six continents, including Lenny Kaye, Tenzin Choegyal, Ben Harper, Tony Hawk, environmentalist Bill McKibben, Stella McCartney, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, and the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture.
Back in 2018, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, and Bruce Springsteen played “People Have the Power” together in New York.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork