TGIF Video: Playing for Change

April 24th, 2009

“The next song says that no matter who you are, no matter where you go in your life, at some point, you’re going to need someone to stand by you.”

It’s TGIF Video Time! Playing for Change was inspired by hearing one man, Roger Ridley, perform “Stand By Me” on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade.. Mark Johnson went running to hear who was singing and his vision for bringing peace to the world through music was born. Through this project, Mark believes, that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

Playing for Change

The spirit of these videos is just incredible. It doesn’t hurt that the first two musicians featured are from Los Angeles and New Orleans.

I would hope anyone watching these would see how music is a great unifier and look at ways that we can continue to bring people together, instead of pushing them apart.

You can watch more of the Playing for Change videos or buy their CD online.

They have also recently set up a nonprofit foundation with the same name and you can look around to get more involved there too.

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