John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain despite calls by HR activists to cancel

SHAFAQNA – Reports said that Award-winning American singer John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel over human rights abuses in Bahrain. “When you look at me you might see international superstar John Legend, but I’m also the descendant of slaves… but we fought for change,” he told the concert-goers before singing his Oscar-winning song “Glory,” the anthem for the film “Selma,” which is based on the historic 1965 march in Alabama led by Martin Luther King Jr. While not addressing the turmoil in Bahrain directly, Legend explained he was at the festival “to celebrate art and its power to bring us together and help us see each other’s humanity.”

AP reported :”I feel like it’s part of my job to express myself freely and passionately about the issues that I care about,” he said, as the crowd cheered in support.

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