Thursday, January 19, 2017

Worldwide Protest: Playing for Change and "Biko"

Today's random song is by Playing for Change, a project to connect the world through music. Created by American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson, the project records musicians around the world each playing one element of each of the songs they record. The producers 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 Band which tours, and they have built the Playing for Change Foundation, which funds the construction of music and art schools around the world. This song, Biko, is a protest song originally recorded by Peter Gabriel. It can be found on Playing For Change's 2009 album Songs Around the World.