Thursday, June 9, 2011

Playing for Change: Connecting the World Through Music

I love this organization and what they're trying to accomplish. I posted about Playing For Change a couple of months ago, and they haven't stopped traveling and performing since. They've produced three more songs, covering the classics "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," "Gimme Shelter," and "Three Little Birds." In order to gain full appreciation for each song, you have to watch the production, so be sure to click on each preceding title. The tracks are part of the foundation's newest CD/DVD, "Playing For Change 2," which debuted on May 31st. The foundation's mission statement is below:
"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." 
If you become a follower of Playing for Change, or just simply enjoy the music, you'll begin to develop favorites from around the world. Personally, I'm a fan of Grandpa Elliot. Hope you enjoy the movement

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay

Three Little Birds

Gimme Shelter

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