« Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. »

Years ago, when I discovered their cover of « Stand By Me », I couldn’t stop smiling. Then, I came across their cover of « Redemption Song ».

As a huge fan of Bob Marley, I hate when artists do a cover of his songs, and I have no pity for the singer. Whoever it is, only one artist can sing Bob Marley, and it’s Bob Marley himself (or Ziggy Marley); and same rule with Kassav’. But. Exceptions have to be made sometimes, and the result of it was magical. For 4 minutes, in featuring with Stephen Marley, they brought Bob Marley back from the dead.

And this is why I… watched other videos, « Imagine », « One Love », « Chanda Mama », and ended up buying their first two albums on iTunes.

Today, the movement is global. Supporting musicians and music education across the world, Playing for Change spreads an inspiring message through their music, helping us to move forward as a human race, one heart and one song at a time.