Playing for Change …. “💞🎼 Congo to the Mississippi 🎼💞 …. “!!


~~September 8, 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!

HortyRex©

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This song was co-written by Mermans Mosengo and my brother, Greg Johnson, a few years ago while we were on tour with the PFC Band.

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The simple message and anthemic chorus made me really excited to record it as a PFC Song Around The World.

We started under the hot African sun in the village of Lukala in the Congo and we added musicians wherever we traveled for the past few years until we finally added the final piece with Grandpa Elliott playing the harmonica solo in New Orleans.

Someday we’ll all be free, until then, music is our ammunition.

Mark Johnson, Co-Founder of Playing For Change

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~~Congo to the Mississippi~~

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~~Published on Sep 7, 2018~~

Song Around The World

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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!

HortyRex©

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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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Playing for Change …. “💞🎼 ‘Ahoulaguine Akaline’ …. featuring Bombino 🎼💞 …. “!!


~~August 3, 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!

HortyRex©

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~Ahoulaguine Akaline featuring Bombino~

Song Around The World

“Before, our music had the reputation of rebellion, but now it’s the opposite.”

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The title of this song translates to “I greet my country” and it was written by the great guitar player, Bombino, about his home in Niger after he spent years in exile.

Extremists and the leaders of the country tried to ban the guitar as a symbol of the rebellion.

Bombino once said,

“I do not see my guitar as a gun but rather as a hammer with which to help build the house of the Tuareg people.”

The unity of musicians around the world playing on this song is a statement that music is part of the foundation from which we rebuild our humanity and our world together.

~Playing For Change~

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~~Ahoulaguine Akaline featuring Bombino~~

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~~Published on Aug 3, 2018~~

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Playing for Change …. 💕🎼 ‘The Moon’ …. Taimane 🎼💕 Live Outside …. “!!


~~June 23, 2018~~ 

The Moon … Taimane

Just what I need at this moment in time.

Soothing, calming, inspiring music.

I just discovered Taimane.

Enjoy this performance.

HortyRex©

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Filmed at the beautiful Kualoa Ranch in Oah’u, Hawai’i, this Live Outside video features Taimane performing her original composition, “The Moon,” alongside Windy Weather (violin) and Jasmine ‘Jazzy’ Skurtu (guitar).

“Being born and raised in Hawai’i, it’s hard not to be inspired by the nature around me,” shares Taimane.

“This song came to me one night when I was laying in my backyard with my dog, looking up at the moon wondering what she must be feeling. I did my best to personify her essence, who she is, and this song arose.”

Let this enchanting song carry you to the moon and beyond with a heart full of peace.

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 Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature Ukulele Dance CD music

Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai`i, where she grew up. In addition to performing her own distinctive versions of well-known pieces, Taimane weaves in original compositions that are as far ranging as her musical tastes Ukulele Dance buy CD music.

Her breakout CD, Ukulele Dance features Bach’s ‘Tocatta‘, Lalo Schifrin’s ‘Mission Impossible Theme‘, and pieces she wrote for the planet Neptune and the Moon, as part of her series on the solar system. With the fierceness of a rocker, the grace of a dancer, and the pageantry of a performance artist, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences. She lights up rooms wherever she goes, sparkling like the diamond that she is.

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.cduniverse.com

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~~The Moon~~

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~~Published on Jun 15, 2018~~

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‘All Along The Watchtower’ …. ” 🎼🌎🎼 Playing For Change …. Songs Around The World 🎼🌎🎼 …. “!!


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~~April 23, 2018~~ 

SONGS AROUND THE WORLD

Another post about ‘Playing for Change‘.

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

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

I searched my music library, found it and it’s already downloaded to my cellphone.

Enjoy today’s music video.

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

HortyRex©

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GET READY … IT’S HERE!

Today is a very special day for us since we are releasing our new album “Listen to the Music” and a new Song Around The World!

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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All Along the Watchtower” is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The song initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding, and it has been included on most of Dylan’s subsequent greatest hits compilations.

~Wikipedia~

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As Jimi Hendrix once said,

“If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”

~Mark Johnson, PFC Co-Founder~

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

https://playingforchange.com/all-along-the-watchtower-song-around-the-world/

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~~All Along The Watchtower~~

Playing For Change

~~Published on Apr 20, 2018~~

Song Around The World

“I remember having a daydream about the opening acoustic guitar part of “All Along The Watchtower” ending with a Native American scream and a big native drum on the downbeat.

That was the spark to assemble one of our biggest and deepest Songs Around The World.

From Beirut to New Orleans to the Lakota Nation musicians play and sing like a musical army determined to stop suffering and greed all over the world. As a society we need to get back to our roots and connect deeper with our ancestors and native people in general so we can find the wisdom we need to move forward as a human race.

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~Patrick Willie~

https://www.facebook.com/patrickisarobot

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‘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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Playing for Change Twitter 

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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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