The voice that started the first ever Song Around The World, “Stand By Me”, many years ago on the streets in Santa Monica, CA. Roger Ridley inspired from the very beginning, and his music continues to inspire as PFC shares this 9 years and 95 Episodes later.
Thanks to Roger, all of you, and music everywhere, we can see that if we stand by each other everything is going to be alright. Turn up this classic medley of “Tears on My Pillow” and “You Send Me”, the final PFC video featuring Roger Ridley, and for a moment find peace in your heart and in your world. Music is the Key. RIP Roger, we LOVE you and your music shines as bright as the sun. playingforchange.com
Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel
"Feeling Good" is a song written by English songwriters Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd. The song was first performed on stage in 1964 by Cy Grant on the UK tour, and by Gilbert Price in the original Broadway cast in 1965.
Nina Simone recorded the song for her 1965 album I Put a Spell on You and it became a standard. The song has been covered by many artists, most notably by English rock band Muse, Michael Bublé, George Michael, Eels and Joe Bonamassa.
Santur Kari dar Esfahan Ba Honarmandiye Aghaye.
Performed by Benjamin Stein of Germany.
Javid Afsari Rad (santur) & Behnam Samani (tombak).
Workshop & concert (Project by Centro Persepolis- Jula 2007) , Madrid, Spain.
Taller y Concierto de Música Persa.
I love Indian santoor. Persian santur is beautiful as well.
"Things Have Changed" is a song from the film Wonder Boys, written and performed by Bob Dylan. The song was released as a single on May 1, 2000. "Things Have Changed" won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
The director of Wonder Boys, Curtis Hanson, created this music video for "Things Have Changed", filming new footage of Dylan on the film's various locations and editing it with footage used in Wonder Boys as if Dylan were actually in the film.
Ustad Zakir Hussain & Shiv Kumar Sharma At Savai Gandharva Music Festival.
Pharrell - Happy - Puppy & Dog Version.
“Smell the Rain” was recorded and filmed live on the streets of Sydney, Australia and features Genevieve Chadwick. We are proud to announce the release of Genevieve’s solo album, produced by Playing For Change and recorded in Sydney with PFC Band members Roberto Luti, Orbe Ortiz, and Peter Bunetta. The album is exclusively available on our website, both the CD and Digital Download, Click here to listen and order Genevieve’s newest album.
On September 20th, 2014, musicians and music lovers will gather on stages, street corners, and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and to promote positive social change everywhere. Join the movement by finding an event or creating your own at: playingforchangeday.org/!
Can't Stop Running by Adam Ben Ezra.
This one is an original composition called "Can't Stop Running".
One take, no looping. You can download this track (and more!) at:
A new PFC Song Around The World - a unique rendition of Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up." This song features Keith Richards and Keb' Mo' in collaboration with a number of worldwide musicians such as Roberto Luti, Titi Tsira, Mermans Mosengo, Aztec Indians, Natalie Pa'apa'a of Blue King Brown, and Jamaican singer Sherieta Lewis.
Follow the PFC Band (10 musicians from 7 countries) on their 2014 Peace Through Music Tour here: www.playingforchange.com/live!
Off the new #PFC3: Songs Around The World - available everywhere now! This CD/DVD set highlights the passion and talent of 185 musicians from 31 different countries. Join us on a musical trip around the world!! www.playingforchange.com
Carole King 'You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman' from the Album, Tapestry, released 1971.
What's Going On.
Marvin Gaye’s classic “What’s Going On”. This track began with an acoustic guitar in Africa and legendary drummer James Gadson in Los Angeles. Next was added the Electric guitar and bass on the streets of Chicago and strings in Serbia. PFC Band members Clarence Bekker and Titi Tsira layered the vocals while Sara Bareilles added the final verse in Washington Square Park, NYC. Years in the making, minutes to watch but something we can all believe in: MUSIC ! playingforchange.com
John Zorn's Bar Kokhba troops performing 'Gevurah' available on the album Circle Maker.
Marc Ribot - guitar
Cyro Baptista - percussion
Mark Feldman - violin
Erik Friedlander - cello
Greg Cohen - bass
Joey Baron - drums
"Clandestino" is a song of the people and this video represents the hearts and spirits of all those in search of a better world. This Playing For Change version begins with an Oud master in Morocco and gypsies in Budapest and then layered in bass, percussion, strings and vocals from Manu Chao and friends until it formed into a Global Roots Reggae-Latin jam around the world. United people will find their way and music is our guide.
Their newest album of Songs Around The World, features 185 musicians from 31 countries, will be released on June 17th. playingforchange.com
A new PFC Song featuring Keith Richards in collaboration with Roberto Luti, Titi Tsira and a number of worldwide musicians on a rendition of his reggae song, "Words of Wonder," off 1992's Main Offender. This video also leads into a cover of Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up," featuring Keb' Mo', Mermans Mosengo, Aztec Indians, Natalie Pa'apa'a of Blue King Brown, and Jamaican singer Sherita Lewis.
These tracks will appear on Playing For Change 3: Songs Around The World, their upcoming CD/DVD set highlighting the passion and talent of 185 musicians from 31 different countries. This album will be available June 17th. playingforchange.com
Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He is known around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership -- and he's been known to do both in a single performance. He uses music to help people open their minds and create joyful harmonies that bring out the best in themselves and their colleagues.
His provocative ideas about leadership are rooted in a partnership with Rosamund Stone Zander, with whom he co-wrote The Art of Possibility. Or watch on TEDx: www.ted.com
Video trailer for their upcoming album to be released on June 17th, 2014.
Playing For Change 3 "Songs Around The World” features 185 musicians from 31 countries, including performances from Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, Taj Mahal, Toots Hibbert from Toots & The Maytals, Los Lobos, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Keb’ Mo’, and Andres Calamaro, in addition to a song produced by Jackson Browne.
The CD/DVD will be available both digitally and physically at all major retailers including Starbucks. playingforchange.org
2014 Mustique Blues Festival in Bequia with Shemekia Copeland.
"Queen of Blues" Shemekia Copeland performs at the Mustique Blues Festival, Der Reef, Bequia on 24th January 2014. www.bequiatourism.com, www.shemekiacopeland.com
Anoushka Shankar performing Traveller live at 12th Girona Festival. Traveler combines Indian and Spanish musical traditions. www.anoushkashankar.com