Playing for Change
I came across this music video for the track called “Stand by you”. The initiative is to spread the human connectivity through music. Just listen to the music and you will enjoy it. I loved everything about it. The initiative, the message intended to be passed, the musicians, the choice of music, the instruments and every single fragment of it.
“This cover of Stand By Me was recorded by completely unknown artists in a street virtual studio all around the world. It all started with a base track—vocals and guitar—recorded on the streets of Santa Monica, California, by a street musician called Roger Ridley. The base track was then taken to New Orleans, Louisiana, where Grandpa Elliott—a blind singer from the French Quarter—added vocals and harmonica while listening to Ridley’s base track on headphones. In the same city, Washboard Chaz’s added some metal percussion to it.
And from there, it just gets rock ‘n’ rolling bananas: The producers took the resulting mix all through Europe, Africa, and South America, adding new tracks with multiple instruments and vocals that were assembled in the final version you are seeing in this video. All done with a simple laptop and some microphones.”
For more info visit http://www.playingforchange.com/