Friday, July 1, 2011

Music from the Bottom Up

From Playing for Change:

Here are the words behind Playing for Change:
Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.
And here is the Wikipedia statement:
Playing for Change is a multimedia music project created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to bring together musicians from around the world. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation which builds music schools for children around the world.

Here is Bob Marley's "One Love":

And here is the classic Ben E. King song "Stand By Me":

Finally, John Lennon's "Imagine":

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