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Songs Around the World [Deluxe Edition CD/DVD] Box set
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Do yourself a favor and buy this CD/DVD. You will not be disappointed. Stand By Me will never sound the same by anyone else again.
This is the best "feel good" music I think I've ever heard.
The main strength of Playing for Change is the emphasis on the so-called street musicians and artists most people have never heard of. Sure, some of the artists are well-known within their genres (Bono, Keb' Mo', etc.), but the vast majority of the musicians on the album are not recognizable by most folks.
In fact, it's frustrating because some of the performers on the album are so compelling that I immediately wanted to buy their albums. The problem is that many of them do not have albums since they are street performers or virtual unknowns. For example, Grandpa Elliott, a Louisiana street musician, has to have one of the most inspiring voices I have ever heard. It was disappointing to find out that there are no readily available albums by this amazing talent.
The album is so good that it is ashamed there are only ten tracks. It would have been really nice to have more tracks, maybe perhaps a second disc of music. Yeah, that is probably greed on my part, but heck, this stuff is so good I want more.
The DVD that is included with the CD is a must-watch. Having a visual of the many performers and their instruments, in their native countries, definitely adds context and meaning to the music. Watching Rajhesh Vaidhya play the veena or seeing Clarence Bekker belting out his vocals enhances the overall listening experience. It was a great move to package the DVD with the CD.
Since receiving Playing for Change it has been playing virtually nonstop in my CD player. I literally cannot hear these songs enough. They illustrate that music is the ultimate universal language.
If you need convincing, just search "playing for change" on youtube and you will be sold. I sure was after the 1st video.
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I love this CD a remarkable idea to bring together musicians from around the world singing one song that is edited together.
This is very moving and wonderful music. Read more
Hoping for more multi cultural groups like Playing for Change. Happy to be alive at this point in time.Published 4 months ago by Lauren Baker
Outstanding product, quality and sound...Delivery time was good as expected.Published 4 months ago by Hurtado Eduardo
How could you not love everything about this, starting with the whole concept and getting to enjoy it and revisit it from time to time.