Thursday, May 21, 2009

Playing for Change

I loved this video the first time I saw it. I love it even more now.

Some guys went to different cities and recorded street musicians who play for change. They put a box or a guitar case on the sidewalk and play music and people throw change in their box. Well, the guys who made this CD recorded them and put the music together in a studio. Most of these musicians never met each other. They wanted to show how we can unite the world through music. Music is a language that everyone understands. We can listen to music from another country, and even if we don't understand the language, we can still understand the music. We can feel the power of the music.

The money that they make from selling CDs and t-shirts and things goes to the Playing For Change Foundation. They hope to change the world by building music schools in poor countries.

I think it's great.

Here is the song Stand By Me

If you want to hear the original version of this song and read the words, you can click here.

War - No More Trouble

Here is another song from Playing for Change called "WAR" - it was originally sung by Bob Marley, a Jamaican reggae singer.