How troubling times have brought out creative performers
Last Updated Apr 6, 2020 7:52 PM EDT Montclair, New Jersey — Half the world’s population is now under orders to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s a hardship for many — but for some, it’s an opportunity to show off their talents to a global audience. In New Zealand, Jack Buchanan came up with family lockdown boogie. Family Lockdown Boogie by Jack Buchanan on YouTube In this battle against an enemy we can’t see, we are using the weapon of what we can hear. People are not letting the need to stay apart keep them from creating soul-soothing sounds together.One unassuming British family shook off the familiar lockdown squabbling by rewriting the lyrics to the classic song “One Day More” from “Les Miserables” and became the royal family of Quarantunes. UPDATE ON 5 APRIL: if you like this video, and feel able, please contribute to the charity that we are donating all our revenue to, which is the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Fund: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1564752357011737/. Facebook will match what you give. You can find a post about our response to our ‘One Day More’ video going viral, and another family musical number on my Facebook feed above (or here: https://www.facebook.com/ben.marsh.1650).