In their latest video “Three Little Birds,” international music collective Playing For Change presents a rich, moving reinterpretation of Bob Marley’s classic. “Three Little Birds” is the first track on their upcoming CD/DVD PFC2: Songs Around The World – out on May 31 via Concord/Hear Music.
“One thing we’ve discovered with Playing for Change: through tragedy comes great art,” says founder Mark Johnson. “As a result of the slave trade, African music came to the new world and created the blues, jazz, reggae, samba and more. The sounds that were divided by slavery are now reuniting in this song. ‘Three Little Birds’ starts with Baaba Maal playing guitar under a banyan tree in Mali and incorporates rhythms and musicians from Jamaica, Brazil and the US, adding much power to the song.”[youtube eqqWfsIxbPo nolink]