Amazing amazing man. This is the most beautiful thing I've heard in a while...
He said something on Nat Geo last night that is so true of music, but also creativity in general:
"There's obviously something mysterious about music. But the moment I try to put it under the microscope it becomes less of that. So I don't even want to know. Im just glad to be inside of it and a part of it and hopefully the slice of it I get in my lifetime is soulful"
Why haven't I heard of this earlier? Apparently everyone else has.
Well, it definitely deserves all the love it can get so I'm going to post it anyway.
Playing for change is an ethnographic mash-up (and holding of hands) if you will. Over 10 years, producer Mark Johnson has created a documentary about the simple but transformative power of music, bringing together musicians from around the world in an attempt to foster a common understanding of humanity through song.
"The idea for this
project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break
down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter
whether people come from different geographic, political, economic,
spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to
transcend and unite us as one human race."
Powerful. I love this. Here are just two songs that are so very very well worth a listen...
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