Singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles joined Pearl Jam’s lead vocalist Eddie Vedder to render “Redemption Song” at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday.

For the closing performance of the night, Vedder called out Beyoncé to sing with him a cover of Bob Marley’s classic song. The two singers gave an emotional performance, singing alternate verses of the song, with Vedder also playing the acoustic guitar.

Also during their duet performance, a footage of late South African President Nelson Mandela was shown on the big screen, which showed Mandela giving a speech on humanity conquering poverty.

Global Citizen Festival is one of the biggest annual music events of New York, and this year, the event gathered nearly 60 thousand people at Central Park, Forbes reported.

The Festival is a free-ticketed event formed to “coincide with the launch of the United Nations’ new Global Goals designed to fight inequality, protect [the] planet and end extreme poverty by 2030,” according to Global Citizen Org.’s faqs.

“The Global Citizen Festival will channel the power of hundreds of thousands of global citizens lending their voices to achieve policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of these Goals.”

This year’s show did not only showcase the talents of singers, but also brought out several movie stars, politicians and multi-billion company owners at one place, Forbes reported.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé and Vedder were not the only ones who performed a duet at the event. Global Citizen Festival also featured musical collaborations from Beyoncé-Ed Sheeran,who sang “Drunk in Love,” Sting-Common, who belted out “Every Breath You Take,” Coldplay-Ariana Grande, who performed “Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart,” and Ed Sheeran-Chris Martin, who sang “Thinking Out Loud.”


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