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Such an exciting project.,
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This review is from: Playing For Change (Audio CD)
Once I found this incredible movement, Playing for Change, I couldn't wait to get their cd/dvd. This project brought together by Mark Johnson and his team, people of great heart and vision, is a remarkable combining of singers and musicians from all over the world. It has brought to the fore outstanding singers such as Roger Ridley (Los Angeles),Clarence Bekker (Netherlands), Grandpa Elliott (New Orleans), Mermens Kenkosenki (Congo), Keb' Mo (USA) and many others and we are treated to the incredible talents of musicians, such as Roberto Luti (Milan), Jason Tamba (Congo), Louis Mhlanga (Zimbabwe) and so many more. We get to hear the wonderful singing of groups like Sinamuva (South Africa), Vinaya, Saindhavi and Shruti (India), the Omagh Community Youth Choir (Northern Ireland). The songs have great soul, great feeling and great sincerity. 'Stand by Me', 'One Love' and 'A Change is Gonna Come' just ripped me apart and I found songs like 'Better Man', 'Chanda Mama', 'Biko' very moving. What makes a lasting impression is the love that comes through and that is what the movement aims to create - peace and love through music. It is a totally wonderful idea and while the music in itself is a joy to listen to (and, with the dvd, to watch), what really stirred my heart and soul was the coming together of all these people to bring a message of peace and love to the world. May the movement grow and thrive to make a real difference!