Giving voice to an extraordinary effort to inspire peace through music and to connect diverse musicians worldwide, including those in conflict regions, Hear Music today announced the April 28 release of Playing For Change — Songs Around the World.
The special CD/DVD package, available at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and at traditional retail worldwide, contains a ten-song audio CD as well as a seven-track DVD, which features five of the songs performed live.   The DVD also includes a trailer for the forthcoming PFC documentary and information on the PFC Foundation.  

Grammy winning producer/engineer Mark Johnson and his Playing For Change team traveled for a decade with a single minded passion to connect the world though music. Their ambitious journey took them from post-apartheid South Africa, through the ancient sites of the Middle East, to the remote beauty of the Himalayas and beyond.   Using innovative mobile technology, the PFC crew filmed and recorded more than 100 musicians, largely outdoors, in parks, plazas and promenades, in doorways, on cobblestone streets and amid hilly pueblos.   Each captured performance created a new mix in which essentially the artists are all performing together, albeit hundreds or thousands of miles apart. In a recent interview with PFC founder Johnson, PBS’ Bill Moyers called Playing For Change a remarkable example of “the simple yet transformative power of music…to touch something in each of us.”

Playing For Change — Songs Around the World Video Streams:

“Stand By Me”

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“One Love”

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“Don’t Worry”

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  1. Chuck Dawson
    March 25, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    If you have been as moved by this project, please consider doing your part to help! I joined the Playing for Change’s Online Street Team and have found it to be a great way to help out. Follow this link for more information:

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