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Volunteer Musicians Playing For Change

Posted by Randy LeGrant | Jun 3, 2011, 8:41:00 AM

Playing for change logoPlaying For Change is 150 volunteer musicians in 25 countries, putting together 47 videos.  None of them have ever met.

Since 2007, the Playing For Change Foundation has helped promote peace across borders by bringing music education programs and instruments to children in communities around the globe.

The newest in the series of videos is the one below.  Singing "Gimme Shelter", this group of musicians hails from Sierra Leone, Japan, Italy, USA, Jamaica, India, Brazil, Mali and Senegal.  And yeah, they've never met.  But with the power of editing, it sounds exactly like they all got into the studio at the same time and laid down this track.

It's easy to get involved with the Playing For Change Foundation, and we hope you will check out their website.

For now, enjoy the video.  We thought this would be a great way to usher in the weekend!  (If your system supports HD, manually change the slider to 720i and turn up those speakers!)

 

 

Written by Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

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