Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Playing for Change: Music of Hope for Our Times

If you have yet to discover the amazing videos of musicians from around the world, singing songs of hope and inspiration from legends of Rock n Roll, R and B, Reggae and Folk traditions of the world…check this out on YouTube. and get ready to be deeply moved and inspired by the power of music and the creative arts to transform the world.
As Mark Johnson explains on their new website
“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.”
"We built a mobile recording studio, equipped with all the same equipment used in the best studios, and traveled to wherever the music took us. As technology changed, our power demands were downsized from golf cart batteries to car batteries, and finally to laptops. Similarly, the quality with which we were able to film and document the project was gradually upgraded from a variety of formats-- each the best we could attain at the time—finally to full HD.”On YouTube and the website you can view the amazing videos produced and the singers whose heartfelt renditions inspire us all to do better personally and to be better world citizens. In this time of flux and change and economic downturn this is a much needed breath of fresh air and hope.
The good vibes continue as a Foundation was created to build music and art schools in communities needing inspiration and hope through monies raised at benefit concerts.
So do check it out, spread the message of Playing for Change and support their efforts to “connect the world through music!”.

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