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“Groove in G,” by Playing For Change … (Global Jam / Blues – Music to Your Ears–15)


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The goal of Playing For Change is to inspire and connect the world through music.

Playing For Change – “Groove in G”


“Groove in G” (2011)

This track originated in West Africa, where Playing For Change had invited the Tuareg band Tinariwen to play some music in the key of G.

Subsequently, the Playing For Change personnel moved across the globe, inviting more musicians from different regions to participate by playing the same song, interpreting it in their own unique style and as they saw fit.

The result is a truly “global jam.”    (Image source)

Playing For Change Band

A multimedia project focused on music, Playing For Change was founded by Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke in 2002. Johnson and his co-producer Enzo Buono travel the world searching out local musicians.  

"Playing For Change (PFC) is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people." 

Musicians at Home

"The primary focus of PFC is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos called Songs Around The World.

"Creating these videos motivated PFC to form the Playing For Change Band — a tangible, traveling representation of its mission, featuring musicians met along their journey.”   (Image source)
    (Above text sourced directly from – "YouTube / Playing For Change")  

Playing For Change Foundation

Those behind PFC have also established the non-profit organization The Playing For Change Foundation. The foundation creates and supports music schools and music programs, primarily in developing countries. Since 2008, it has set up 15 such initiatives, in countries from Argentina to Nepal.  

Reference – YouTube

Reference – Wikipedia

Into your ears … through 5 channels

 The various posts are categorized into 5 channels (Right-Click to see details)

         1 – “Music to Your Ears” (MTYE)

         2 – “Cover Versions”

         3 – “Honor Roll”

         4 – “Documentaries”

         5 – “Mock’n’Roll”

Links to my other series ...

          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 1"
          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 2"

          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part One – My Lyrics Posts 3~30”
          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part Two – My Lyrics Posts 31~60”  

          Vocab-Ability – "Introduction to Vocab-Ability"  
          Vocab-Ability – "Index"  to all Chapters and Sections  

          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part One – Notes 1~50"  
          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part Two – Notes 51~87"  


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