PLAYING FOR CHANGE

Songs Around the World

2009-05-05

An innovative music project released on both CD and DVD, Playing for Change founder Mark Johnson and friends spent 10 years recording artists all over the world performing the same song in out-of-doors locations and then edited the result to blend the music played by people of different cultures. The interesting result allows musicians separated by oceans, politics and economics to collaborate together. Only two of the artists recorded are household names: Bono on Bob Marley's "War/No More Trouble" and Keb' Mo' on "Better Man." While quite an amazing production feat, this project may be more effective as video than simply audio. Try both and come to your own conclusion. W-Fusion 5/09 Michael J.

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 06/2011

    DELEON
    Casata

  • reviewed 02/2014

    SABINA
    Toujours

  • reviewed 07/2004

    Omara Portuondo
    Flor de Amor

  • reviewed 03/2007

    The Prodigals
    Dreaming In Hell's Kitchen

  • reviewed 08/2011

    VARIOUS
    David Lynch Foundation Music That Changes The World

  • reviewed 05/2015

    Mishigami
    Tape C

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.