Playing For Change Releases Video For "Satchita"
Fri, 08 Jul 2011 09:40:57
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The international music collective Playing For Change has released the video for their inspiring song "Satchita," a samba track blending Portuguese verse, Indian Sanskrit choruses and AfroReggae grooves which is featured on the new CD/DVD PFC2: Songs Around the World.
Playing For Change's continues their tradition of creating masterful collaborations on "Satchita" with seventeen Brazilian and South Indian percussionists and a Jamaican drummer bouncing along with their intertwining rhythms. Samba, soca, reggae and the improvisational traditions of Carnatic music produce a rich melodic and rhythmic tapestry highlighted by the Cuban bass lines of Rigoberto Lopez and the Flamenco guitarist Niño Josele. The song was written by PFC co-producer Enzo Buono.
A recent profile on NBC's The Today Show spurred PFC2: Songs Around the World to a #1 debut on the World Music charts. Since the album was released on May 31st, the band has literally taken its songs around the world, touring in regions such as Morocco, Spain, Germany, and Brazil among other locales.
Here's some interesting math: The album features an incredible range of nearly 150 musicians from 25 countries including Baaba Maal, Keb Mo, Tinariwen, Stephen Marley and the now legendary Grandpa Elliott to name just a few. What started as one person's dream to connect people through music has developed into an international network of musicians and a global Foundation that works toward building, maintaining and connecting music schools across the globe.
The new album reinvigorates PFC's movement to unite people through music bringing together a global mix of cultures and rhythms featuring original songs written for the album, as well as reinterpretations of internationally loved recordings including Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" and John Lennon's "Imagine."
Watch the video here.
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