Happy Holi 2018 …. “ūüé® Meaning behind the Hindu Festival of Colors ūüé® …. “!!


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~~March 3, 3018~~ 

HAPPY HOLI

Inspired by a celebration of peace and love marked across South Asia, Holi is a colourful festival all can enjoy.

The Holi festival of colors is also known as the festival of love.

Holi is an annual Hindu tradition observed predominantly in India, Nepal and south Asia but adopted across the world.

The date varies but is always marked on the full moon, starting with a Holika bonfire with singing and dancing.

The next day, the streets explode with color as people turn out armed with water balloons, water guns and dry colored powder.

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The festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring by highlighting positives, play, laughter and forgiveness.

~SOURCE~

http://www.mirror.co.uk

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~~Happy Holi Wishes 2018~~

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~~Published on Feb 28, 2018~~

Happy Holi greetings.

Wish your family, friends and relatives using this Video greeting card. Share this Video to say Happy Holi to all your known one.

Wishing you and your Family Happy Holi and Hope this Holi will bring all type of happiness in your family.

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NEPAL … on our minds!!


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~~April 29, 2015~~ 

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827¬†sq¬†mi) and a population of approximately 27 million, Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country.

It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri Corridor and from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim.Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest metropolis.

The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called SagarmńĀthńĀ in the Nepali language. More than 240 peaks over 20,000¬†ft (6,096¬†m) above sea level are located in Nepal. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal

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Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,800 as rescuers face challenges

Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN)

More than 4,800 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help. Those are the startling numbers that indicate the scale of the devastation from the huge earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation on Saturday.

And some of the grim figures are likely to get even worse as hopes of rescuing any more survivors diminish every hour. Heartbreaking scenes of suffering and loss are playing out across this shell-shocked nation as it reels from its deadliest natural disaster in more than 80 years.

Official: Death toll expected to rise

The death toll has now climbed to 4,768 in Nepal, the country’s National Emergency Coordination Center said early Wednesday, as rescue and relief efforts continue. Another 72 people died in India, while China has reported 25 deaths.

Nepal army Lt. Col. A. J. Thapa told CNN’s Sumnima Udas that the first 72 hours after the earthquake is the time when the most lives can be saved.

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

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/asia/nepal-earthquake/

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~~Nepal drone reveals extent of earthquake devastation~~

IN SILENCE

~~~Published on Apr 27, 2015~~

Video footage filmed using a drone gives a bird’s eye view of the devestation caused by Nepal’s recent earthquake in Kathmandu. Monday 27 April.

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#Nepal #FederalDemocraticRepublicOfNepal #LandlockedCountry #NepalEarthquake #Kathmandu #NationsCapital #LargestMetropolis #DeathToll  #4800 #Rescuers #FaceChallenges #Devastation #HugeEarthquake #Search #Rescue #NepalDroneVideo #Thoughts #Prayers #Silence #Honoring

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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At the end of the day ‚Ķ. Playing for Change: “La Bamba”!!


~~July 19, 2014~~ 

Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation, which builds music schools for children around the world.

~~Origin~~

Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. Producers Mark Johnson and Enzo Buono, traveled around the world to places including New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, India, Nepal, the Middle East and Ireland.

Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are¬†Vusi Mahlasela,¬†Louis Mhlanga,¬†Clarence Bekker,¬†Tal Ben Ari (Tula),¬†Bono,¬†Keb‚Äô Mo‚Äô,¬†David Broza,¬†Manu Chao¬†and¬†Grandpa Elliott. This¬†musical journey¬†resulted in the award-winning documentary, ‚ÄúA Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.‚ÄĚ

~~SOURCES~~

http://playingforchange.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_for_Change

https://plus.google.com/109185417679187697268/posts/Gg4wBRH6BEU

La Bamba”¬†is a Mexican¬†folk song, originally from the state of¬†Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by¬†Ritchie Valens, a¬†top 40¬†hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll’s best-known songs. Valens’ version of “La Bamba” is ranked number 354 on¬†Rolling Stone magazine‚Ä≤s list of the¬†500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is the only song on the list sung in a language other than English.

La Bamba” has been covered by numerous artists, most notably by¬†Los Lobos, whose version was the title track of the 1987 film¬†La Bamba¬†and reached #1 in the U.S. and UK singles charts in the same year. The¬†music video¬†for Los Lobos’ version, directed by¬†Sherman Halsey, won the 1988¬†MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film.

~Playing For Change‚Äôs ‚ÄúLa Bamba‚ÄĚ Video With Los Lobos Members~

Los Angeles ‚Äď July 16th, 2014 ‚Äď Playing For Change premieres ‚ÄúLa Bamba‚ÄĚ video featuring David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Andres Calamaro and musicians across the world on Relix.com.

‚ÄúLa Bamba‚ÄĚ is off the latest album Playing For Change 3 ‚ÄúSongs Around The World‚ÄĚ which was released on June 17th, 2014. The CD/DVD is available both digitally and physically at all major retailers and via Starbucks in North America, and includes performances from Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, Andres Calamaro, Toots Hibbert from Toots & The Maytals, Los Lobos, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Keb Mo, and Taj Mahal in addition to a song produced by Jackson Browne. Album is now available on iTunes.

~~FULL READ/SOURCE/ARTICLE~~

http://www.mikeragogna.com/playing-changes-la-bamba-video-los-lobos-members/

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~~La Bamba~~

~~Playing For Change – Song Around The World~~

~Published on Jul 16, 2014~

La Bamba, off of our new release PFC3: Songs Around The World – available everywhere now! This CD/DVD set highlights the passion and talent of 185 musicians from 31 different countries.

See the PFC band live during their 2014 Peace Through Music Tour: http://www.playingforchange.com/live.

We started this recording on a back porch in East Los Angeles with members of Los Lobos, and then returned to the roots of the song in Veracruz, Mexico. As we traveled, musicians everywhere mixed the traditional and rock ‘n’ roll styles of “La Bamba” into a new Song Around The World.

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At the end of the day …. Playing for Change: ‚ÄúRedemption Song‚ÄĚ!!


~~July 3, 2014~~ 

Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation, which builds music schools for children around the world.

~~Origin~~

Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. Producers Mark Johnson and Enzo Buono, traveled around the world to places including New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, India, Nepal, the Middle East and Ireland.

Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are¬†Vusi Mahlasela,¬†Louis Mhlanga,¬†Clarence Bekker,¬†Tal Ben Ari (Tula),¬†Bono,¬†Keb’ Mo’,¬†David Broza,¬†Manu Chao¬†and¬†Grandpa Elliott. This¬†musical journey¬†resulted in the award-winning documentary, ‚ÄúA Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.‚ÄĚ

~~SOURCES~~

http://playingforchange.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_for_Change

https://plus.google.com/109185417679187697268/posts/Gg4wBRH6BEU

~Redemption Song – Playing For Change~

~Uploaded on Feb 7, 2011~

We are honored to announce the release of PFC3: Songs Around The World – available everywhere now! This CD/DVD set highlights the passion and talent of 185 musicians from 31 different countries.

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Hello everyone, today we are honored to share with you all the first video from our new CD/DVD titled, “PFC2: Songs Around the World”.

This video is a version of “Redemption Song” performed around the world in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday. We have reunited Bob with his son Stephen and the support of the entire planet. In this song there is a telling of rising above the past and moving forward with love in our hearts and hope in our eyes.¬†

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~~LYRICS~~

(the words say it all)

Old pirates, yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit

But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly

Won’t you help to sing
Another songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I’ve ever had
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Some say it’s just a part of it
Well we’ve got to fulfill the book

Won’t you help me sing
Another song of freedom?
It’s all I ever have
Redemption songs, yes lord
Redemption songs
Redemption songs

Wap choo wap choo wah
Come on with me people
Wap choo wap choo wah
Come on with me children

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our mind
Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Some say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book

So won’t you help me sing
Another song of freedom?
It’s all I ever had
Redemption songs, yes lord
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs, songs of freedom

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We ALL are ONE!! 

Thank you to Shaun, the lad from Scotland, for reminding me of this song!

At the end of the day …. Playing for Change: “Guantanamera”!!


~~July 2, 2014~~ 

Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation, which builds music schools for children around the world.

Playing for Change hit it out of the park this time. This is a very well known song in the Latin community. Its origins are in the island of Cuba. There isn’t a citizen of Latin America who doesn’t know the verses, the music and the meaning of this song.¬†

~~THERE’S THE CHILL FACTOR~~

~~Origin~~

Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. Producers Mark Johnson and Enzo Buono, traveled around the world to places including New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, India, Nepal, the Middle East and Ireland.

Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are¬†Vusi Mahlasela,¬†Louis Mhlanga,¬†Clarence Bekker,¬†Tal Ben Ari (Tula),¬†Bono,¬†Keb’ Mo’,¬†David Broza,¬†Manu Chao¬†and¬†Grandpa Elliott. This¬†musical journey¬†resulted in the award-winning documentary, ‚ÄúA Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.‚ÄĚ

~~SOURCES~~

http://playingforchange.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_for_Change

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamera

https://plus.google.com/109185417679187697268/posts/Gg4wBRH6BEU

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Guantanamera” (Spanish: “from¬†Guant√°namo¬†[feminine]”, thus “the one from¬†Guant√°namo“) is perhaps the best known¬†Cuban¬†song and that country’s most noted¬†patriotic song.

In 1966, a version by American vocal group The Sandpipers, based on an arrangement by Pete Seeger, became an international hit.

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The music for the song is sometimes attributed to Jos√© Fern√°ndez Diaz, known as¬†Jose√≠to Fern√°ndez,¬†who claimed to have written it at various dates (consensus puts 1929 as its year of origin), and who used it regularly in one of his¬†radio programs. Some¬†claim that the song’s structure actually came from Herminio “El Diablo” Garc√≠a Wilson, who could be credited as a co-composer. Garc√≠a’s heirs took the matter to court decades later but lost the case: the¬†Supreme Court of Cuba¬†credited Fern√°ndez as the sole composer of the music in 1993. Regardless of either claim, Fern√°ndez can safely be claimed as being the first public¬†promoter¬†of the song, through his radio programs.

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~~Original lyrics and José Fernández~~

The lyrics to the song, as written by Jos√© Fern√°ndez, are about a woman from¬†Guant√°namo, with whom he had a romantic relationship, and who eventually left him. The alleged real story behind these lyrics (or at least one of many versions of the song’s origin that Fern√°ndez suggested during his lifetime) is that she did not have a romantic interest in him, but merely a¬†platonic¬†one. If the details are to be believed, she had brought him a steak sandwich one day as a present to the radio station where he worked. He stared at some other woman (and attempted to flirt with her) while eating the sandwich, and his friend yanked it out of his hands in disgust, cursed him and left.

He never saw her again. These words are rarely sung today.

Another history behind the chorus and its lyrics (“Guantanamera/Guajira Guantanamera ‚Ķ”) is similar: Garc√≠a claimed he was at a street corner with a group of friends and made a courteous pass (a polite pick-up line, like “your mother made you good” or “you came from a star”,¬†piropo¬†in Spanish) to a woman (who also happened to be from Guant√°namo) who walked by the group.

She answered back rather harshly, offended by the pass. Stunned, he could not take his mind off her reaction while his friends made fun of him; later that day, sitting at a piano with his friends near him, he wrote the song’s main refrain.

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~~Playing For Change – Guantanamera~~

~~Published on Jul 1, 2014~~

We invite you to watch and enjoy another Song Around The World from our new album: “Guantanamera“.

We started the song with Carlos Varela in Havana and it features over 75 Cuban musicians around the world, from Havana and Santiago to Miami, Barcelona and Tokyo. We recorded and produced this track with Jackson Browne, who explains that “traveling with Playing For Change across Cuba was one of the most rewarding and inspiring musical experiences of my life.”¬†

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. One day like this!!


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~~June 16, 2014~~

Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. She has sung in many languages, including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Catalan and Occitan.

Brightman began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she married. She went on to star in several West End and Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of Christine Daaé. The Original London Cast Album of the musical was released in CD format in 1987 and sold 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album of all time.

Brightman is the first artist to have been invited twice to perform at the¬†Olympic Games, first at the 1992¬†Barcelona Olympic Games¬†where she sang “Amigos Para Siempre” with the Spanish tenor¬†Jos√© Carreras¬†with an estimated global audience of a billion people, and sixteen years later in Beijing, this time with Chinese singer¬†Liu Huan, performing the song “You and Me” to an estimated 4 billion people worldwide.¬†Since 2010, Brightman is¬†Panasonic‘s global brand ambassador. Together they launched the song “Shall Be Done” at the¬†2010 Winter Games¬†held in¬†Vancouver, Canada.¬†Brightman is the face of Panasonic’s strategic partnership agreement with the¬†UNESCO¬†World Heritage Centre as she stars in their joint campaign, “The World Heritage Special,” that was aired on the¬†National Geographic Channel¬†worldwide.

As of 2012, she is training for a space journey to the International Space Station, currently set for 2015.

~~SOURCE~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Brightman

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“One Day Like This”

Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off the heavy one
Oh, heavy like a loaded gun
What made me behave that way?
Using words I never say?
I can only think it must be love
Oh anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day
Someone tell me how I feel
It’s silly wrong, but vivid right
Oh, kiss me like the final meal
Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight
‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with me half awake
Oh, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day
When my face is chamois creased
If you think I wink, I did
Oh, kiss me when my lips are thin
‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day
So throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
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~Sarah Brightman~

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~Uploaded March 25, 2013~

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Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colors or the festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.

It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus or people of Indian origin. The festival has, in recent times, spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colours.

Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders.

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The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some drinks are intoxicating. For example, Bhang, an intoxicating ingredient made from cannabis leaves, is mixed into drinks and sweets and consumed by many. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family.

Holi is celebrated at the approach of vernal equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year, per the Hindu calendar, and typically comes in March, sometimes February in the Gregorian Calendar. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.

~~SOURCE~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. reach “Higher Ground”!!


~~June 5, 2014~~

Higher Ground” is a¬†funk¬†song written by¬†Stevie Wonder¬†and first appearing on his 1973 album¬†Innervisions. The song reached #4 on the¬†Billboard Hot 100¬†and #1 on the US¬†Hot R&B Singles¬†chart.¬†Wonder wrote and recorded the song in a three-hour burst of creativity in May 1973.¬†The album version of the song contains an extra verse and runs 30 seconds longer than the single version. The unique wah-clavinet¬†sound in the song was achieved with a¬†Mu-tron¬†III envelope filter pedal. The bass is a¬†Moog synthesizer. Via overdubs, Wonder played all instruments on the track, including drums.

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This song was written 41 years ago. Listen to the lyrics carefully. Be amazed by the fact that these apply to this day. 

What have we learned about our society and our world since then? 

Seems to me …. not that much!

“Higher Ground”

People keep on learnin’
Soldiers keep on warrin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long

Powers keep on lyin’
While your people keep on dyin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long

I’m so darn glad he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin’
Till I reach my highest ground

Teachers keep on teachin’
Preachers keep on preachin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long
Oh no

Lovers keep on lovin’
Believers keep on believin’
Sleepers just stop sleepin’
Cause it won’t be too long
Oh no

I’m so glad that he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin’
Till I reach my highest ground…Whew!

Till I reach my highest ground
No one’s gonna bring me down
Oh no
Till I reach my highest ground
Don’t let nobody bring you down (they’ll sho ’nuff try)
God is gonna show you higher ground
He’s the only friend you have around
[FADE]

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~~Song Around The World – Higher Ground – Playing For Change~~

~~Published on Dec 25, 2012~~

~Song Around The World~

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~~Origin~~

Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. Producers Mark Johnson and Enzo Buono, traveled around the world to places including¬†New Orleans,¬†Barcelona,¬†South Africa,¬†India,¬†Nepal, the¬†Middle East¬†and¬†Ireland. Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are¬†Vusi Mahlasela,¬†Louis Mhlanga,¬†Clarence Bekker,¬†Tal Ben Ari (Tula),¬†Bono,¬†Keb’ Mo’,¬†David Broza,¬†Manu Chao¬†and¬†Grandpa Elliott. This¬†musical journey¬†resulted in the award-winning documentary, ‚ÄúA Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.‚ÄĚ

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~~SOURCES~~
We ALL are ONE!!