Saturday, July 15, 2017

Getting Together: Playing for Change and "One Love"

One Love, a reggae tune made famous by Bob Marley, is our random tune for today. It is performed 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. One Love can be found on Playing For Change's 2009 album Songs Around the World. The list of musicians on this tune is extensive, and includes Roberto Luti (Italy), Menyatso Nathole (South Africa), Manu Chao (France), Surrendra Shrestha (Nepal), Tula (Israel), Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa), Mermans Kenkosenki (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Sinamuva (South Africa), Martin Machapa (South Africa), The Oneness Choir (India), The Exile Brothers (India), William Aura (Nepal), Luis Mhlanga (Zimbabwe), Junior Kissangwa Mbouta (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Tara Bir Tuladhar (Nepal), Keb' Mo (United States).

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