Beautiful… moving. Make your heart swell… with one of my favorite videos – Stand By Me.
After 10 years of traveling the globe to record virtually unknown musicians, Mark Johnson, Grammy-winning music producer and engineer, & his wonderful organization, Playing for Change,** now use the power of music to spread the message of peace, love, & our shared humanity. If you have not seen Stand By Me, their signature video… do yourself a favor… TAKE 5! Revel in the power of music. Do it now.
If you’ve seen Stand By Me, see it again & experience the magic all over. Then tell somebody! Share the LUV with others.
Pass It On!
** Learn more about Playing for Change (see below).
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**In Mark Johnson’s own words.
“I was in a subway in New York on my way to work, and I heard these two monks playing music,” he recalls. “They were painted head to toe, all white, wearing robes. One was playing a nylon guitar, and the other was singing in a language I didn’t understand. There were about 200 people who stopped to watch, didn’t even get on the train. Some had tears in their eyes. And it occurred to me that here is a group of people that would normally run by each other, but instead they’re coming together. And it’s the music that brought them together.”
For ten years Johnson and his team traveled the globe, with a single-minded passion to record little-known musicians for what would become Playing for Change – its name evoking the coins thrown to street musicians as well as the transformation their music inspires. They went to New Orleans shortly after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Learn more about Playing for Change.
Pass It On!