People have divided themselves on the basis of race, religion or nationality. They try to differentiate themselves, and in the process, they tend to forget that humans are all the same, no matter where they are from. There are a few things that transcend all these forged differences and speak to all of us universally. Music is one of them. Music is a universal language, and it can be understood and loved by everyone no matter which corner of the world they are from.
Playing For Change is musical project that was established by American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson. The main aim of the organization is to inspire and connect people through music and bring peace to the world through that. The organization has also has a non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation that seeks to build music schools for children around the world. They have put out some stunning performances, and each one is a must watch.
This video shows the Playing For Change team performing a classic, “Stand By Me” by Ben. E King. The song has been around for decades now, and it is still loved today. This was covered by many artists from around the globe. From a grandpa in New Orleans to a drum group from Mexico and other artists from Italy, Brazil and South Africa—they all joined together to add their own flavor into the classic song, and it sounded so good!
No matter where we are from, we are all the one and the same. This is something that we cannot afford to forget. Music is such a powerful tool to remind us, and these people have used it in such a beautiful manner!
Check out the stunning performance below: