Video: Playing for Change 2- Songs Around the World
The two-disc CD/DVD set PFC 2: Songs Around The World is out now via Hear Music/Concord and available at all Starbucks (!!) locations and traditional retail outlets nationwide. To create PFC 2: Songs Around The World,Mark Johnson spent 10 months traveling to over 25 countries to connect nearly 150 musicians including Baaba Maal, Keb Mo, the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Tinariwen, Grandpa Elliot, and Stephen Marley to name a few - all with the goal of using music to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. The musicians, who each use their instruments and talents in their own home countries to record a single song together, are seamlessly recorded through mobile laptop mini-studios powered by car batteries. The ensemble of musicians was recently featured on NBC's the today show. Check out PFC 2's latest video for "Gimme Shelter" below - it's mind blowing - and learn more about the organization by clicking HERE.