‘Listen to the Music’ …. ” 🎼🌎🎼 Playing For Change …. Songs Around The World 🎼🌎🎼 …. “!!


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~~April 12, 2018~~ 

SONGS AROUND THE WORLD

It’s been a while that I posted anything about ‘Playing for Change‘.

As I looked through my online feeds I found this new video.

I started searching and it truly brought a smile to my face.

Enjoy today’s music.

Forget about your worries for a few minutes. Let the music enfold you!

HortyRex©

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GET READY … IT’S COMING SOON!

We are happy to announce that the newest Playing For Change album will be available on April 20th!

100% of Playing For Change’s profits from this album will go to the Playing For Change Foundation

Listen to the Music, available April 20th, 2018, is Playing For Change‘s newest body of work comprising 12 new Songs Around The World and featuring over 200 musicians from 25 countries, including Buddy Guy, The Doobie Brothers, Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Jack Johnson and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

This new series of Songs Around The World also features some students and teachers from PFCF schools!

Take a musical journey with us and together let’s create a world where we care more about each other and find more positive solutions to the problems we all face as a human race. No matter how many things in life divide us, they are never as strong as the power of music to bring us together.

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

https://playingforchange.org/listen-to-the-music-change-the-world/

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~~Listen to the Music~~

Song Around The World

Playing For Change

~~Published on Apr 6, 2018~~

In music as in life, the things that make us different make us stronger. All the various instruments, tones, perspectives, and cultures in this recording combine to create a new version of this classic Songs Around The World.

The idea was born a few years ago during breakfast at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia. Our friend and drummer, Peter Bunetta, introduced me to Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers and we talked about taking “Listen to the Music” around the world. We started the track with an acoustic guitar demo played to a click track and then added bass from Colombia, tablas and veena from India, and then headed to the Redwood Forest in Northern California to record and film Tom Johnston live outside. We then recorded and filmed Patrick Simmons and John McFee playing along to the track in a park in San Diego. The journey then continued throughout North and South America, Europe, The Middle East, Asia, and Africa. This final version features 30 musicians from 12 countries united through their love of music.

Songs Around The World

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‘Nowhere Man’ …. “🎼🤨🎼 M’gawd …. As if Written Just for HIM …. 🎼🤨🎼 …. “!!


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~NOWHERE MAN~

THE BEATLES

I was a young teenager in Puerto Rico when The Beatles came to America in 1964. Needless to say I was totally hooked on their music.

Their music gave me sense of belonging. Their music represented me and my generation.

To this day, I enjoy, respect and follow The Beatles’ music.

I was surprised when I found this ‘meme’, listened to the lyrics and realized how ‘prophetic’ the words were!

HortyRex©

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Nowhere Man” is a song by The Beatles, from their album Rubber Soul.

The song was written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon – McCartney).

It was recorded on 21 and 22 October 1965.

Nowhere Man” is among the very first Beatles’ songs to be entirely unrelated to romance or love and marks a notable instance of Lennon’s philosophically-oriented songwriting.

~Wikipedia~

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~NOWHERE MAN LYRICS~

He’s a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
Doesn’t have a point of view
Knows not where he’s going to
Isn’t he a bit like you and me?
Nowhere man please listen
You don’t know what you’re missing
Nowhere man, The world is at your command
He’s as blind as he can be
Just sees what he wants to see
Nowhere man, can you see me at all
Nowhere man don’t worry
Take your time, don’t hurry
Leave it all till somebody else
Lends you a hand
Ah, la, la, la, la …
Doesn’t have a point of view
Knows not where he’s going to
Isn’t he a bit like you and me?
Nowhere man please listen
You don’t know what you’re missing
Nowhere man, The world is at your command
Ah, la, la, la, la
He’s a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

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John Lennon/John Winston Lennon/Paul Mccartney/Paul James Mccartney
Nowhere Man lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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~~Nowhere Man Live in Germany~~

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~~Published on Jan 29, 2010~~

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Stirring memories!! 

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Jesus Christ Superstar …. “🎼🇬🇧🎼 Live in Concert …. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice 🎼🇬🇧🎼 …. “!!


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~~April 2, 2018~~ 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

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~Thy Rock ‘N’ Roll Holiness Electrifies In Amped Up Musical Event~

Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, I was visiting family to celebrate the occasion.
I had set my DVR in case I wasn’t home before the show began … and that was the case.

You see, back in 1970, when the LP was released, it became one of my favorite musical ever. I would stay in my room, lyrics in hand, headphones in place … till the wee hours in the morning listening to the music over and over.

Watching the show last night lead to many happy memories and moments of amazing flashbacks.

To my surprise, I remembered most of the lyrics.

For me, back then, the musical represented a state of the times … these being the times of Jesus Christ and the times when the musical production was released. To me, it was an attempt to explain the story of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Judas, the Apostles and the politico-social reality of the era. It was also an attempt to bring humanity to the characters.

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I found it quite interesting that 48 years after the initial release, the message still rang true and applied to the times we are currently living.

I definitely loved the concert.

I think the set, the musicians, the development concepts and the performances were beyond amazing.

John Legend, Sara Barielles, Alice Cooper and Brandon Victor Dixon were flawless. 

In other words, I loved it!

It’s great that I have it recorded and can watch it over and over and over.

I will buy the DVD for sure when it’s released!

HortyRex©

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Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971.

The musical is mostly sung-through, with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.

The work’s depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities (as well as slang) pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms.

~SOURCE~

Wikipedia

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It’s only appropriate that NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert aired on Easter Sunday.

There is no better way to celebrate the Holy holiday than with an Easter egg hunt in the day and a live TV adaptation of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at night. And when it comes to NBC live musical events, Jesus Christ Superstar ranks at the top.

What could have felt like a dated rock opera was more like an uproarious arena concert filled with screaming fans, frenetic lights, blaring speakers, pyrotechnics and a group of musicians and performers fueled with the spirit of a chaotic electric guitar wildly flailing about – just how Jesus would have wanted it.

“As it appears … full read/full credit”

‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ Review: Thy Rock ‘N’ Roll Holiness Electrifies In Amped Up Musical Event

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Here’s a few of the many moments!! 

~”Heaven on Their Minds”~

Brandon Victor Dixon

~”I Don’t Know How to Love Him”~

Sara Bareilles

~”King Herod’s Song”~

Alice Cooper & John Legend

~”Everything’s Alright”~

John Legend & Sara Bareilles

~”Superstar”~

Brandon Victor Dixon 

~”Could We Start Again, Please?”~

Sara Bareilles

“The Crucifixion”

John Legend 

“John Nineteen: Forty-One”

John Legend, Sara Bareilles & More 

~Published on Apr 1, 2018~

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

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Celine Dion …. “🎂 Happy 50th Birthday …. and many, many more 🎂 …. “!!


~~MARCH 31, 2018~~ 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC OQ ChLD, (born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record.

Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980’s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festivaland the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland.

Following a series of French albums during the 1980′, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States.

In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

~SOURCE~

Wikipedia

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… and the rest is history …

~CELINE DION TWITTER~

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~~50 Years of Celine Dion~~

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~~Published on Mar 30, 2018~~

Celine Dion is celebrating her 50th Birthday on March 30th 2018!

To share in this milestone, this film shows you some of Celine recent troubles and triumphs!

With some never before released footage and more … Happy Birthday Celine!

A Film By Curtis Ryan Woodside

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A Capella Pentatonix …. “🎼 🇨🇺🎼 Official Music Video Cover Of Camila Cabello’s HAVANA …. 🎼🇨🇺🎼 …. “!!


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~~March 7, 2018~~ 

HAVANA

Another cover from one of my favorite music groups.

Their talent is amazing.

This cover brings back many memories of Latin culture and music.

It feels like home!

This is another hit!!

HortyRex©

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Pentatonix has put their signature a cappella spin on the Camila Cabello’s smash, releasing their own version Friday (Feb. 23, 2018), complete with a corresponding music video.

The video is set in a living room, as the quintet sings its way through the breakthrough hit, backed by no instruments, but with some additional beatboxing.

Notably, the group is without founding member Avi Kaplan, who has since been replaced by Matt Sallee, responsible for half of the beatboxing for this rendition.

~SOURCE~

http://www.billboard.com

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

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~~HAVANA~~

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~~Published on Feb 23, 2018~~

OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Survivors of Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting …. “🎭 Stoneman Douglas High School’s Drama Club …. ‘SHINE’ 🎭 …. “!!


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Shooting Survivors Write and Perform Song
Survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High school shooting perform “Shine,” a song the school’s drama club wrote in the wake of the shooting.

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The more I find out about these kids, the more impressed I am.

Multiply that by such a number and imagine how many amazing kids are out there in harm’s way.

Never thought of it this way.

The adults have dropped the ball.

It will be up to their generation to get this done correctly.

My support is with them all the way!

HortyRex©

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🎶 You may have brought the dark 🎶
🎶 but together we will shine the light  🎶

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students give a moving performance of the song “Shine,” written by survivors Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Peña, at the end of CNN’s town hall.

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February 21, 2018

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Stoneman Douglas Drama Club performs “Shine” – a song they wrote this week
Tonight’s town hall closed with a moving performance by Stoneman Douglas High School’s Drama Club.

During the performance, the students urged the crowd to reach out to Congress. “Be the voice for those who don’t have one,” a student performer said.

They performed “Shine,” a song they wrote this week to honor their friends following the shooting.

~SOURCE~

http://www.cnn.comEagle

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~Student’s sing moving tribute to Shooting Victims~

~Published on Feb 21, 2018~

The Stoneman Douglas High school drama club perform “Shine,” a song they wrote in the wake of the shooting at their Parkland, Florida, school.

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Jeff Buckley …. “🎼🎼 Hallelujah …. Official Video …. Quite Apropos 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~February 16, 2018~~ 

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YET ANOTHER ‘HALLELUJAH’ COVER

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Music for the Soul

As I’ve said before, for some unknown reason, covers of this song keep ‘popping up’.

My tattoo artist, Stacy, showed this cover to me three days ago.

This song soothes my raw feelings.

It calms me, it centers me.

In the days after another mass shooting in Florida, this song comes to mind.

This song has attained a new meaning in my personal musical library.

It reminds me of so much …

HortyRex©

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Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990’s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan’s East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material.

In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine listed him at number 39 on their list of greatest singers of all time. In 1997, Buckley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to resume work on the album, to be titled My Sweetheart the Drunk, recording many four-track demos while also playing weekly solo shows at a local venue.

On May 29, 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4.

~Wikipedia~

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~~Hallelujah~~

Official Video

~~Published on Oct 25, 2009~~

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Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
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Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah …

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