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.

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