Playing For Change - Bringing Peace to the World Through Music
It started off a decade ago, by Grammy winning producer/engineer Mark Johnson, as a simple documentary about uniting the planet through music and song.
They've now released a CD/DVD package (available at Starbucks, Amazon.com and your local music store), featuring 37 musicians from around the globe. It highlights musicians from the USA, India, Ireland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel, Ghana, Tibet, and the Congo.
The Playing For Change Foundation donates a major portion of the monies collected towards building music/art schools around the world..
The brainchild of producer Mark Johnson, who traveled the globe collecting clips from musicians from all over (New Orleans, Moscow, Zimbabwe, Tibet), and then distilled them all into a single video, the clip has since garnered nearly 10 million views on YouTube.
Now, musicians from all over the world are brought together to perform benefit concerts that build music and art schools in communities that are in need of inspiration and hope. In addition to benefit concerts, the Playing for Change band also performs shows around the world. When audiences see and hear musicians who have traveled thousands of miles from their homes, united in purpose and chorus on one stage, everyone is touched by music's unifying power.
Music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.
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