There are some very talented people out there and this is an example of one the more talented groups of people I have been witness to in quite some time.
Playing for Change is a group who creates these compelling videos where street performers from all over the world sing their version of the same song. Past songs include One Love, Don't Worry and my personal favorite Stand By Me. After collecting the video from around the world, the video masters edit it down into one brilliant and perfectly mixed version. These videos can be found on YouTube, Facebook and some of the other social media outlets.
Locations they have filmed include Brazil, Israel, The Congo, France, Nepal and around the USA, among other places. It is kind of like the We Are the World video, only it isn't a lame sauce Who's Who of pop culture circle jerk. These are actual musicians. Take a look.
This is something special
Playing for Change does have a genuine cause which is to aid various parts of the world with music. To ensure that anyone around the world who wants musical education is given that right. They raise money to help build music and art schools in places that need inspiration and change.
They do seem genuine about their mission, made more obvious by the lack of advertising on their web site and videos. They do accept donations so any of you who have a few Euros, Pounds, Dollars or Pesos should feel free to donate.
Other ways to contribute include hosting a a fundraiser or going to a concert. One unanswered question is where is you concert list? Hopefully something I will find out after signing up for their twitter.
Check out Playing For Change. You'll be glad you did.
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