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La Bamba, off the new Playing For Change CD/DVD "PFC 3 - Songs Around the World"

If you are not familiar with Playing For Change, here's the short description from Wiki

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.

Everything else you need to know can be found at the Playing For Change home page.

While the world goes nuts, the Playing For Change Foundation is trying to bring a bit of joy and sanity into the lives of children around the world by building music schools in third world countries.

Playing For Change arose from a common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences. In 2005, a small group of film makers set out with a dream to create a film rooted in the music of the streets. Not only has that dream been realized, it has grown into a global sensation that has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.

When the crew set out, they created a mobile recording studio and went around the world filming musicians in the places where they lived. The sound was then mixed, and although the musicians were never in the same room—or even the same country or continent—they were unified through music with each contributing her or his distinct gifts to the whole. While traveling the world to film and record, the crew got to know the music and people of each community they visited. Those involved wanted to give something back to the musicians who had shared so much with them.

In 2007, the Playing for Change Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.
 Our mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.

Enjoy

Originally posted to DKOMA on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 07:09 AM PDT.

Also republished by An Ear for Music.

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