Playing For Change
Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. In 2005, producer Mark Johnson created the concept of Songs Around The World by uniting together musicians from many different countries and cultures to perform on the same track. Mark and a small crew traveled across 5 continents with a mobile recording studio and cameras with the vision of building a global family through the power of music. The first song released was a version of “Stand By Me”, which features over 35 musicians from 10 countries who had never met in person and has now been viewed over 100 million times online. PFC has since released several albums, music videos, and a feature documentary film, “Peace Through Music”. The newest CD/DVD, PFC3 Songs Around The World, will be released on June 17th, 2014.
The success of the Songs Around The World inspired the PFC team to unite together many of the greatest musicians they had met throughout their journey to form the Playing For Change Band. The result is a unique fusion of influences and talents in constant evolution since the first concerts in 2008. These musicians come from different countries and cultures, but through music they speak the same language.
Playing For Change seeks to harness the power of music to uplift individuals, strengthen bonds within communities, catalyze positive social change and forge meaningful global connections that foster peace and collaboration.