Emeli Sandé says 'music unites us' as she performs at Concert for Ukraine

29 March 2022, 18:40 | Updated: 29 March 2022, 22:40

Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Emeli Sandé is one of the artists performing at Concert for Ukraine this evening.

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Emeli Sandé has said that 'music unites us' as she opened up about the 'honour' of performing at tonight's Concert for Ukraine.

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The singer is one of the many artists who performed at tonight's fundraising concert, and she sat down to speak to Sian Welby ahead of the show.

Emeli said she was 'really happy' when she got the call asking her to perform, adding: "I’m watching the crisis going on, and you just feel so helpless and useless. I was thinking, what can I do with what I do to try and help?

Emeli said 'music unites us ahead of her performance this evening
Emeli said 'music unites us ahead of her performance this evening. Picture: Heart

"So when I got the call I thought what an honour, and it’s just really great to be able to give something. I hope we can raise a lot to help everybody in need."

Artists including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Anne-Marie and Paloma Faith also performed at tonight's concert, which was held to spread a message of support, as well as raising money for the ongoing DEC Ukraine Humanitarian appeal.

Speaking of the power of music, Emeli said: "Music’s been put to the back seat for the past few years, and it’s a great reminder that music unites us.

Emeli is one of the artists performing at tonight's Concert for Ukraine
Emeli is one of the artists performing at tonight's Concert for Ukraine. Picture: Heart

"Regardless of colour, regardless of where you’re from, what you’re doing through, music is something that can speak to everybody.

"So it’s fantastic that we get the opportunity today to do that, and I hope that music will unite us and just remind us of humanity. That’s why we’re here, we’re here to help other humans, and I hope we can do that through the music."

An inspiring and uplifting performance from Emeli Sandé, at the #ConcertForUkraine Find out how to donate at https://thisisheart.co/CfUhowtodonate

Posted by Heart on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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