Articles by Playing for Change

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Words of Wonder/Get Up, Stand Up (Music Video of the Week)
Keith Richards, et al. | Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

A ‘Song around the World’ featuring Keith Richards [Rolling Stones] with a number of worldwide musicians on his Reggae song, ‘Words of Wonder’. Ending with Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up, Stand Up’. A truly delightful musical experience. Enjoy!

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Everyday People (Music Video of the Week)
Turnaround Arts | Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2020

We are proud and honored to share “Everyday People,” produced by Playing For Change in partnership with Turnaround Arts. Turnaround Arts infuses struggling schools with arts as a strategy for reform. The program is run by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Walking Blues (Music Video of the Week)
Keb' Mo' | Playing For Change | Song Around The World – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2020

We started in Patagonia, Argentina and added friends as we traveled to create a blues jam around the world.  Blues is always from the people for the people and this video creates a moment in time to come together and put all the darkness and division we face as a human race into the music so it can set us free.  Turn it up and enjoy!

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Walking Blues — Song around the World (Music Video of the Week)
Keb' Mo' | Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 May 2020

8 May 2019 – In honor of blues legend Robert Johnson’s birthday, we share our Song around the World with musicians from six countries. Originally written and recorded by Son House in 1930, Robert recorded his own version in 1936. We started in Patagonia, Argentina and added friends as we traveled to create a blues jam around the world.  Enjoy!

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Guantanamera (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change | Song Around The World - TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2020

We started the song with Carlos Varela in Havana and it features over 75 Cuban musicians around the world, from Havana and Santiago to Miami, Barcelona and Tokyo. We recorded and produced this track with Jackson Browne, who explains that “traveling with Playing For Change across Cuba was one of the most rewarding and inspiring musical experiences of my life.”

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Soul Rebel (Music Video of the Week)
Song around the World | Playing for Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 May 2020

Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music is that when it hits you feel no pain.” Another good thing about music is that it touches our souls and lifts our spirits. Connecting people is one thing, but connecting souls is a whole different level. Enjoy Bunny Wailer, Manu Chao and Bushman singing the Wailer’s classic, Soul Rebel, with musicians around the world.

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Redemption Song (Music Video of the Week)
Playing for Change | Song around the World – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

This is a version of Redemption Song performed around the world in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday [6 Feb 1945]. We have reunited Bob with his son Stephen and the support of the entire planet. There is a feeling of rising above the past and moving forward with love in our hearts and hope in our eyes.

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Hawai’i Aloha | Song across Hawai’i (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

An Epic Hawai’ian Song Straight from the Hearts of the Singers – Recorded live across 27 locations, this is Hawai’i’s most widely known and loved song, used to close important gatherings of all sizes. It is a song of unity and Aloha ‘Aina (Aloha for one’s birthplace, land and home).

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Island Style – ‘Oiwi E (Music Video of the Week)
Song Across Hawai'i | Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

Jack Johnson and dozens of artists joined more than 1,000 Hawai’i keiki (children) in this beautiful medley. Weʻre excited to present our 2nd Song Across Hawaiʻi filmed across many breathtaking Hawai’i locations.

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One Love | Song around the World
Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

From the award-winning documentary, Playing for Change: Peace through Music, comes an incredible rendition of the legendary Bob Marley song “One Love” with Keb’ Mo’ and Manu Chao. This tribute to the legend is performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.

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Hawai’i Aloha (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2018

Recorded live across 27 locations, this is Hawai’i’s most widely known and loved song, used to close important gatherings of all sizes. It is a song of unity and Aloha ‘Aina (Aloha for one’s birthplace, land and home). “Hawai’i Aloha” features dozens of Hawai‘i’s top artists across many genres and over 1,000 youths from 10 Hawai’ian charter schools.

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Stand by Me (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2018

This Ben E. King classic features musicians around the world recorded by the Playing For Change team during their travels. This song continues to remind us that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

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Clandestino (Music Video of the Week)
Manu Chao | Playing for Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2017

A Classic. Enjoy.

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Guantanamera – Song around the World (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2017

We started the song with Carlos Varela in Havana and it features over 75 Cuban musicians around the world, from Havana and Santiago to Miami, Barcelona and Tokyo.

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Hawai’i Aloha | Song Across Hawai’i (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 May 2016

Apr 22, 2016 – An Epic Hawai’ian Song Straight from the Hearts of the Singers – Recorded live across 27 locations, this is Hawai’iʻs most widely known and loved song, used to close important gatherings of all sizes. It is a song of unity and Aloha ‘Aina (Aloha for one’s birthplace, land and home) and features dozens of Hawai‘i’s top artists across many genres and over 1,000 youths from 10 Hawai’ian charter schools.

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Chanda Mama (Music Video of the Week)
Playing for Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Mar 2016

This Song around the World is a folk tune from Chennai, India. We started the track in New Orleans and added musicians from the across the globe before finally delivering it the people of its origin. The track has a feeling of perseverance and joy and features vocalists from four continents.

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Higher Ground (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2013

“Higher Ground” is a song that speaks of the perseverance it takes to reach the higher consciousness. Let’s all keep trying together, one heart and one song at a time, until we all reach the Higher Ground.

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What a Wonderful World (Music Video of the Week)
Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Feb 2013

Featuring Grandpa Elliott with children’s choirs across the globe. Children and music bring us hope for a better future. Today we celebrate life and change the world — one heart and one song at a time!!

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Stand By Me – Songs aroung the World: Peace through Music (VIDEO OF THE WEEK)
Playing for Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2012

From the award-winning documentary, “Playing for Change: Peace through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe.

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One Love | Song around the World
Playing For Change – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Feb 2011

From the award-winning documentary, “Playing for Change: Peace through Music”, comes an incredible rendition of the legendary Bob Marley song “One Love” with Keb’ Mo’ and Manu Chao.

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