Playing For Change – Stand by Me


You dig music. You must do, if you’re here. And I like to think that most of my regular readers here on Burgo’s Music Blog are a humanitarian bunch. So if you’re into helping change the world, and using music to do so… well, then you might find that the Playing For Change website is one you might want to check out.

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.

Yeah. That’s one lofty ideal. And they’re going to need all our help. So go ahead and visit.

Playing for Change are using music to connect the world, and are releasing numerous videos of musicians around the world, performing for PFC. You can see most of them on their site, or follow PlayingForChange on Youtube.

They recently released this video of musicians from around the world performing the classic tune, “Stand By Me”. It’s possibly one of the most hopeful videos I’ve watched this year. And when the various South African segments appear? Man… there’s a grin on my face that won’t die down right now.

Watch the video below… and if you can, help these guys out. As they say on the site:

Why join the movement? By joining our multimedia movement, you will be empowered to inspire and improve communities in need around the world through music.

  • Help us build and connect music schools around the world.
  • Empower students to create/share their music (student performances will be recorded, filmed and shared with members).
  • Enable collaboration between students of our new schools and students from established schools in the U.S. and abroad.
  • See and hear exclusive content from the global music film we have been building since 2001 only available to movement members.
  • Enjoy live performances by numerous established musicians who are contributing to this music movement (Manu Chao, Keb Mo, Vusi Mahlasela…).
  • Interact online with those you are positively impacting and others who are making a difference through music (community activity tools coming soon).

Your donations and/or purchases of music, film, and merchandise on PlayingforChange.com and our retail partners (CD/DVD available through Hear Music Spring 2009) will directly help build, equip, staff and improve new and existing music schools around the world.

Thank you for joining (it takes literally under 30 seconds.

We will be in touch soon.

One Love,

PFC Family

‘Coz you know, we could all use a little hope right now.
Watch and support…


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3 Comments

  1. stephen
    February 1, 2009
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    Question. I know I can buy Stand By Me (Playing for Change) in the video format on iTunes, but I’ve been trying to find just the audio (MP3) version. Any idea if it’s available and if so where I can buy it?
    Thanks.

  2. Krishna
    April 13, 2009
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    Even I wanted the mp3 version of this song… after searching for long long time on the net, I finally found it in the link given below. I really love this song.. the video depicts the unity among us no matter u are black, white, asian, african, arabian, european, we all need somebody to stand by us….we as humans are one… should stand for ourselves and not fight within ourselves…

    anyhow… here’s link

    http://rapidshare.com/files/174928591/Playing_for_Change_-_Stand_by_Me.mp3

  3. Taskin
    May 1, 2010
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    Good job Krishna ty

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