To start the day …. “Stand by Me”!!


~~March 4, 2015~~ 

In this day and age, where technology is in every aspect of our lives, the possibility of feeling alone while in a group, is very likely. 

We always need someone to stand by us. 


“Stand By Me”

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall

All the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me
Oh stand by me, oh won’t you stand now, stand
Stand by me



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~~Stand By Me~~

Playing For Change – Song Around the World

~~Uploaded on Nov 6, 2008~~

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.

Join the movement here:….

From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music“, comes “Stand By Me“, the first of many Songs Around The World produced by Playing For Change. This Ben E. King classic features musicians around the world recorded by the Playing For Change team during their travels.

This song continues to remind us that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.


#ToStartTheDay #StandByMe #PlayingForChange #GranpaElliot #TechnologyAbounds #BenEKing  #Classic MusicBreaksBoundaries #OvercomesDistances #UnitesPeople #AroundTheWorld #Peace #PeopleEnergizedConstatlyEvolving

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex 3hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!! 


At the end of the day …. “Okaidi teams up with Playing for Change”!!


~~November 3, 2014~~ 

Okaïdi teams up with the Playing For Change foundation: “Peace through music”

“Don’t Worry Be Happy”

Music forms bonds, encourages people to express themselves and brings out the best in us, so for Okaïdi, it’s great for helping children to develop and fulfill their potential.


“Today we are proud to release a new Song Around The World that features children performing alongside PFC musicians on the Bobby McFerrin classic, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. Perfect message and a great song.

This video is part of our partnership with Okaidi, a children’s clothing line based in France. We are very excited to announce that the Playing For Change Foundation is working with Okaidi to launch a music program across 10 primary schools in the Mirpur District of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Okaidi Foundation recently created these schools and is now partnering with the PFC Foundation to introduce music as part of their curriculum. Through this new initiative, over 500 underprivileged children between the ages of 6 and 12 will receive free music education as part of their weekly activities at school.

Music is the Key!

Get ready to smile from ear to ear and move your dancing feet. Share this with your family, friends, and community, and together we can continue to make this world a better place.”

One Love




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~~Don’t Worry Be Happy~~

~~Published on Nov 3, 2014~~


Get ready to smile from ear to ear and move your dancing feet.

#AtTheEndOf TheDay #Okaidi #PlayingForChange #DontWorryBeHappy

#PeaceThroughMusic #SongAroundTheWorld #BobbyMcFerrin

#PlayingForChangeFoundation #MirpurDistrictDhakaBangladesh #MusicIsKey #MusicVoiceSoul

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachworpress

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

Dove of Peace

We ALL are ONE!! 


“Playing for Change” … Peace through Music – Clandestino!!

~~May 5, 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 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 OrleansBarcelonaSouth AfricaIndiaNepal, 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 MahlaselaLouis MhlangaClarence BekkerTal Ben Ari (Tula)BonoKeb’ Mo’David BrozaManu Chao and Grandpa Elliott. This musical journey resulted in the award-winning documentary, “A Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.”

In 2005, Mark Johnson was walking in Santa Monica, California, when he heard the voice of Roger Ridley (now deceased) singing “Stand By Me.” Roger had so much soul and conviction in his voice, and Mark approached him about performing “Stand By Me” as a Song Around The World. Roger agreed, and when Mark returned with recording equipment and cameras he asked Roger, “With a voice like yours, why are you singing on the streets?” Roger replied, “Man I’m in the Joy business, I come out to be with the people.”

Ever since that day, the Playing For Change crew has traveled the world recording and filming musicians, creating Songs Around The World, and building a global family.

Creating Songs Around The World inspired the PFC crew to unite many of the greatest musicians they met throughout their journey through the creation of the Playing For Change Band. These musicians come from many different countries and cultures, but through music they speak the same language. The PFC Band is now touring the world and spreading the message of love and hope to audiences everywhere.

The true measure of any movement is what it gives back to the people. The founders of Playing For Change therefore created the Playing For Change Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world, and creating hope and inspiration for the future of our plane

~~CD/DVD sets~~

A CD/DVD compilation Playing For Change: Songs Around The World was released in 2009 on the Concord Music Group label. The CD has 10 songs. The DVD has seven tracks, including video versions of five of the songs that appeared on the CD, plus a video film,The Playing for Change Foundation. The DVD also contains a three-minute trailer of the documentary film Peace Through Music.

In October 2009 an 83-minute documentary film, Peace Through Music, directed by Mark Johnson and Jonathan Walls, was released on DVD. The directors and their crew travelled the world recording and filming musicians in places such as USA, Barcelona, Ireland, the Middle East, India, Nepal, and South Africa. The film includes the clips from the CD/DVD, interviews and musical performances.

The Playing For Change website also sells the tracks in MP3 format via download, although this is limited to US customers only. The album was also released on iTunes in April 2009.

In June 2010, Playing For Change released the CD/DVD showcase “Playing For Change LIVE” as the next chapter in their journey to connect the world through music. Ten years ago, they started recording and filming musicians from across the globe and uniting them together through “Songs Around The World.”

This DVD/CD is a showcase of the first time they have ever met in person and played together on the stage. The musicians come from different countries and cultures but when the music plays, they unite as one heart for the human race. This showcase contains 19 tracks on 2 CDs.


~~Clandestino | Playing For Change | Songs Around The World~~

This song is one that touches the heart of many people who leave their countries in search of “the dream for a better life”. They come to a country where they have no legal documents, where they are considered “illegal” and all ills in that country are due to the presence of these “clandestine” human beings. They tolerate persecution, name calling and legal proceedings … and still they come. 

~~Published on Apr 16, 2014~~

We are excited to share another Song Around The World with all of you!

Clandestino” is a song of the people and this video represents the hearts and spirits of all those in search of a better world. We began this Playing For Change version 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.

Our newest album of Songs Around The World, featuring 185 musicians from 31 countries, will be released on June 17th! Look for a copy at any major retailer near you! Also be sure to check out the upcoming PFC Band tour dates, and be sure to visit to explore music from around the world.


Check these links, review the contents and start following them. There are plenty of very interesting videos on YouTube

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

We ALL are ONE!!