Stand By Me – Playing For Change

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.  I can’t get enough of this video.  They performed one song with artists from different countries around the world, and coordinated the video so that it sounds as if they were in the same room playing together.




Posted on 11/22/2015, in Happy Place, Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Fan-Tab-u-Lous!!! Love Love.

  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    Thanks for posting this song, Xena. I love it! It speaks to the individual and to the community. So uplifting!

    There are so many possibilities for bringing about a better world when people stand together.
    When you can’t go on any longer,
    Take the hand, hand of your brother,
    Every victory brings another,
    Carry it on, carry it on.

    “TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

    What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something.

    If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

    And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
    ~Howard Zinn

  3. i was in basic training for the USAF with a Zuni indian…..very nice guy.

    • Hey Bill! I would love to hear them play in person. There’s is so much Native American culture that America misses out on.

      • yahtzeebutterfly

        I would, too. I have always had an interest and fascination with the Zuni Shalako ceremony which takes place in December:

  4. That is SOooo Kool!

  5. Here’s another Playing For Change that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s a Bob Marley song.

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      One Love is one of my favorite songs! Thanks for posting it, Xena.

      May there come a spiritual breeze that moves all branches of the world as one
      With their leaves dancing in harmony and reflecting the sunlight of love.

      (May all the pools of tears be transformed as they reflect the Love Above while evaporating heavenward to the Lord’s ears.)

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      I am still listening the singing of One Love

      May all people recognize that each step taken is on the holy ground of Creation and realize the heavenly possibilities of every step.

  6. I love these! Thanks

  7. yahtzeebutterfly

    Sometimes you might receive a surprise when offering a hand.

  8. yahtzeebutterfly

    Lyrics from this posted video:

    “Let’s realize that a change can only come
    When we stand together as one.”

    We are the world. We are the children.
    We are the ones who make a brighter day,
    So let’s start giving.
    There’s a choice we’re making,
    We’re saving our own lives.
    It’s true we’ll make a better day
    Just you and me.

  9. I have been playing these songs over and over and over to where they are playing in my head as I run around doing things.GRAZIE MILLE!! Thanks a million times.

  10. They are a fantastic organisation. Great blog and good to see you support of Playing For Change.

    • Welcome Trev. Thanks for your kind words. I can’t get enough of their videos. They are exceptionally talented, and for a good cause.

  11. Xenia what a beautiful song… Love to you xxx

  12. Thank you so much for introducing me to this video & the “playing for Change” movement! I’ll be promoting this cause. Wonderful!

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