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Playing for Change

I might be last person in the world to learn about this, but “Playing for Change” is a very interesting project for peace that seems to be gathering momentum.

“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 read the Introduction page, you will see how the movement has “snowballed” into something quite large scale.

You can get a taste of the music by checking out the videos here , and you can see how “world” this musical movement really is.

Even the Huffingtonpost has something to say about the movement:

“The dizzying array of performers includes street musicians as far flung as the Netherlands, France, Brazil, Moscow, South Africa and the Congo. Washboard Chaz and Roberto Luti also represent in New Orleans. Nine million viewers have seen the video on YouTube already, and Director Jonathan Walls described the inception of the project HERE on HuffPo last spring. Mike Ragogna described the next wave HERE, PlayingforChange will soon publish and promote music to a global market with a portion of the profits funding music schools.”

IGBarb says:  Check it out!


May 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] I’ve talked about Playing for Change before.  Well here is one of their videos, a cover of Bob Marley’s One Love.  It starts sort of […]

    Pingback by One Love! « IG’s Peace Blog | March 29, 2010 | Reply

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