Monday, February 22, 2010

Music Mondays: Playing for Change

Playing for Change is a multimedia music project created to bring together musicians from all over the world to "inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music." It began with a mobile recording studio, used to record artists in many different places, all playing the song "Stand by Me" in their own individual styles.

This video performance shows what happens when two of the performers, Grandpa Elliot and Clarence Bekker, meet and perform for the first time:

On top of recording and sharing really cool music, the people behind Playing for Change have also opened a nonprofit organization. The Playing for Change Foundation helps support and fund music and art education in schools in South Africa, Nepal, and Ghana; with more to come in other locations in the future!

We think Playing for Change is awesome, and hope you do too!

Check out their website: for more videos, information, cds, or to donate to the Playing for Change Foundation.

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