Playing For Change “Stand By Me”

My friend (and fellow net nerd) Julie showed me this cool video of different unknown musicians around the world singing “Stand By Me” – mixed entirely by the use of a microphone, a video camera and headphones.  Not a studio.  Watch this and try, just try, to tell me it’s not one of the most amazing things you’ve ever seen and heard:

Playing For Change is a ten year project of Grammy-winning music producer/engineer Mark Johnson.  He recorded little-known street musicians around the world in New Orleans, South Africa, Paris, Italy, and more using (essentially) a microphone and a video camera.  The end result is a multimedia movement created to “inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.”  Read more about the project and get involved at www.playingforchange.com.

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