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  • Playing For Change Releases Cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground"

    Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:33:53

    Playing For Change Releases Cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" - Watch the video now!

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    There's a new video from the Playing for Change initiative, which is culled from PFC 2: Songs Around the World Vol. 2. It's a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground."

    Go here to check out the video.

    This video is released in advance of the first annual Playing For Change Day, which is set for Sept. 17. Playing For Change Day is a natural extension of PFC and the PFC Foundation and aims to inspire fans and musicians to act locally and support the Playing For Change Foundation, a movement whose goal is to connect the world through music. Please take a moment to check out PFC Day's site and the many local events already planned… by PFC supporters… on six continents! That is truly global, people! Go here for more information!

    Here is a bit of information on the video: The electric guitars of Tinariwen's Ibrahim Ag Alhabib and Eyadou Ag Leche and Reggie McBride's bass meet the kora of Toumani Diabate to provide the sinuous interlocking rhythms that lift this performance to higher ground. Drummers and percussionists from Mali, Senegal, Brazil, Columbia and Jamaica add intricate, interlocking beats to support the soulful lead vocals of the Netherlands' Clarence Bekker.

    Check out some stills of the event here and here!

    What did you think of the cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" by PFC?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.08.11



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