Playing for Change …. “💞🎼 Rasta Children featuring Nattali Rize 🎼💞 …. “!!


~~August 14, 2018~ 

PLAYING FOR CHANGE 

Song Around The World

I started following Playing for Change a few years ago.

I think the work they do and the way they present music from around the world is amazing.

Music is the universal language.

Here’s a new song that I found traversing through the internet today.

I hope you enjoy it!

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~RASTA CHILDREN~

One evening, a few years ago in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the PFC crew and I were waiting for an 80-year-old cuica player to perform on a Song Around The World.

I remember it seemed to take forever for him to make it down the hill, as he would stop off in every bar along the way for a drink and some conversation. As we waited I looked and saw a Rastaman walking across the street with his acoustic guitar in hand.

I waved to him and he came over to see what we were doing with all our equipment. I told him about Playing For Change and he agreed to play a song for us while we were waiting. The result was an incredible, spontaneous performance of Dennis Brown’s “Rasta Children.”

His voice reminded me of Peter Tosh and he sang with so much soul that we realized this could be an amazing Song Around The World. Just one man and his guitar playing on the street set the tone for this song and we added a worldwide band of roots musicians around him.

“I and I deal with humanity …”

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~~Rasta Children featuring Nattali Rize~~

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~~Published on Jul 6, 2018~~

Song Around The World

Playing For Change (PFC) is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

The primary focus of PFC is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos called Songs Around The World.

Creating these videos motivated PFC to form the Playing For Change Band – a tangible, traveling representation of its mission, featuring musicians met along their journey; and establish the Playing For Change Foundation – a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world. Through these efforts, Playing For Change aims to create hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.

To learn more about the work of the PFC Foundation, visit http://www.playingforchange.org

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DESPACITO …. “🎼 Erika Ender …. Single Hit Phenomenon 🎼 …. Co-Writer of the Biggest Hit of the Year …. “!!


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~~January 6, 2018~~ 

ERIKA ENDER

~Co-Writer of the Biggest Hit of the Year~

She’s the force behind force and the power behind the single hit phenomenon

DESPACITO.

Credit where credit is due.

Let her voice carry you to the place where the sensual, slow version can take you!

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When Erika Ender was a little girl growing up in Panama, she’d buy albums and inscribe them with imaginary ­dedications from the artists.

Ender, thanks to her work on this year’s Song of the Summer, “Despacito,” no longer needs to pretend that stars adore her work. Along with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, the 42-year-old is co-writer of the biggest hit of the year, featuring Justin Bieber, which spent 16 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Ender is a singer in her own right, a philanthropist who created a foundation in 2009 to help children, and one of very few successful Latin women in the songwriting field.

Now, since the release of “Despacito” in February, she is in demand from ­producers around the world. They’re eager for the sound of cultural fusion that Ender brings to her work, and which is rooted in her upbringing.

Born in Panama to a Brazilian mother and a US-born father of German ancestry, Ender speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish, and moves easily between cultures.

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Before “Despacito,” she had written hits for Chayanne, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Gloria Trevi, Ednita Nazario and Los Tigres del Norte. She also is a TV personality in Latin America, where she has been a judge for a Latin version of American Idol.

“I see myself as a communicator of music,” she says.

“I’m three Erikas: the artist, the composer and the TV personality.

I have a long career in all three.

I’m like my hair,” she jokes. “I take up a lot of space.”

This year, which marks her 25th anniversary as a performer, Ender has a lot to celebrate. In May, she released her latest album, Tatuajes (Tattoos), and this month she’ll become the youngest inductee into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, which will hold its gala Oct. 19 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.

~SOURCE~

http://www.billboard.com

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~~Despacito~~

Erika Ender

~~Published on Sep 5, 2017~~

Co-autora de Despacito, a cantora e compositora panamenha Erika Ender esteve no estúdio da ONErpm para gravar uma versão bilíngue da canção. A artista foi acompanhada pela Amanticidas, banda que têm acompanhado Tom Zé em suas mais recentes gravações.

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IOTD …. Images of the day, Special Edition …. “Remember the Flag Door in Old San Juan?


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~~August 22, 2016~~ 

THE DOOR IS GOLD NOW

I do not know if this picture is real.

I don’t know if it’s been photo-shopped.

I don’t really want to find out because, in my mind, this is the color it should be now.

If it’s still the original Puerto Rican flag colors or the black and white colors,

it’s still alright.

If it’s really gold, I commend the artist.

The color of the Olympic Medal which Mónica Puig won at the Río 2016 Olympic Games.

She’s a proud Puerto Rican who made the Island vibrate and resonate with her as she accomplished her gold dreams and dedicated her win to her country.

Thank you, Mónica!

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The original story behind the door

By Andrew S. Vargas

 In San Juan’s historic center there is a giant colonial door bearing an image of the Puerto Rican flag.

Known appropriately as “La Puerta de la Bandera,” the mural boldly asserts its presence from the side of an abandoned historical building on a busy commercial strip, where on any given day a gaggle of tourists flashing peace signs can be found taking turns at photos.

Since it was first painted by local artist Rosenda Álvarez four years ago with permission from the building’s owner, La Puerta has emerged as an emblematic fixture of Old San Juan and a symbol of national identity.

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IOTD …. Image of the day, Special Edition …. “Who was the breakout star of the Río Games? …. “!!


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~~August 22, 2016~~ 

TWITTER POLL

As the Rio Games wrap up, AP Sports wanted the opinion of the Olympics’ fans on one of the biggest questions as we look back:

Who was the biggest breakout star? 

Gymnast Simone Biles and swimmer Katie Ledecky were already stars in their sports before these games, but for Olympians Simone Manuel,Joseph Schooling, Monica Puig and Ibtihaj Muhammad, the games were a true introduction to stardom.

So who had the biggest breakout in the Twitter poll?

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://summergames.ap.org/article/vote-now-who-was-breakout-star-rio-games

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To start the day …. “Still on Monica …. #Puigñeta …. #PicaPower … “!!


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~~August 16, 2016~~ 

MONICA’S FREESTYLE

 

Monica’s influence in Puerto Rican reality is spreading to all types of expression.

I found this short video in a Facebook page.

It’s a short musical video, in Spanish, dedicated to Monica for her Olympic Gold win.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

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created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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~~MONICA’S FREESTYLE~~

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At the end of the day …. “Mónica Puig …. on winning the Gold Medal in Tennis Women’s Singles …. “!!


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~~August 14, 2016~~

HER VERY OWN WORDS

Some may wonder why Puerto Rico competes as a separate nation when it’s a possession/colony of the USA.

All the 5 inhabited territories of the USA compete as independent nations.

The territories are  Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

Puerto Rico isn’t a state or part of the USA.

The Island’s political status is that of a “commonwealth”.

This is why this medal has made history in several fronts:

first ever Gold won by Puerto Rico in any Summer Olympic games,

unseeded player, ranked 34th in the world,

Angelique Kerber is ranked 2nd and the Australian Open Champion,

Puig’s last win was in 1988.

This medal was won by the proverbial “underdog”.

This medal belongs to Mónica and, through her, to Puerto Rico.

This one is for the books!

Thank you, Mónica …

From the heart!

HortyRex©

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“To her great credit, Puig was fully aware of the symbolic importance of her victory as a Puerto Rican athlete, representing her own island.

On the tennis court, in her very first interview after winning the gold, Puig said …

“This is for them.

I think I united a nation.

I just love where I come from.”

Mónica
…. quote from “War Against All Puerto Ricans” blog!

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

Monica Puig wins the first Olympic gold medal for Puerto Rico

Monica Puig wins the first Olympic gold medal for Puerto Rico

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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~~Monica Puig wins Puerto Rico’s first gold in history~~

~~Published on Aug 13, 2016~~

Puig, ranked 34th, won against 2nd-ranked Angelique Kerber in Rio giving her home country it’s first gold since they joined competition in 1948

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #544 …. “Laurie Hernandez …. US Olympic Gymnastic Team …. “!!


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~~August 11, 2016~~ 

LAURIE HERNANDEZ

‘Final Five’ win gymnastics team gold in Rio

Congratulations to ‪#‎Boricua‬ Laurie Hernandez a true representation of ‪#‎LaBorinqueña‬, who just turned 16, and is the first U.S.-born Latina since 1984 to go to the Olympics with the U.S. gymnastic team, and she is also one of the youngest U.S. athlete to go to Rio.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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