• Miss N

    The 2016 Global Citizen Festival – Rihanna, Kendrick & Co

    There was a moment during this past weekend’s Global Citizen Festival when I looked back over the crowd stretched out across Central Park – 60 000 or so people – and I felt my jaw drop, in the very real and literal sense. It’s not the first time – it happened before, in 2014 when No Doubt joined Sting to sing Message in a Bottle and in 2012 when John Legend played Imagine on his piano. It’s a moment, spurred by a song, that contains a kernel of the Global Citizen Festival’s significance. This moment came during Yusuf Cat Stevens (he now goes by all the names!) singing Father & Son with Eddie Vedder.…