Thursday, September 1, 2016

Changing for the Better: Playing for Change with Keb' Mo' and "Better Man"

A special musical project called Playing for Change brings us our song for today, called Better Man. The main performer in this song is three-time Grammy winning blues musician Keb' Mo'. Keb' Mo' (Kevin Moore) was involved from the beginning with Playing for Change, which is a project to connect the world through music. Created by American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson, the project records street musicians around the world playing one element of each of the songs they record. They then build, layer by layer, the song by melding the recorded parts, each with the individual interpretations of the musicians involved. They have since developed the Playing for Change touring band, and they have built the Playing for Change Foundation, which funds the construction of music and art schools around the world. Better Man can be found on Playing For Change's 2009 CD Songs Around the World.