Sunday, August 9, 2009

Coming Together Through Music

“We have been born to associate with our fellow-man,

and to join in community with the human race.”

~Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

Today on my other blog I posted Inspiration and Peace Through Music about Playing for Change. Take a look and listen. I believe what Mark Johnson has created along with Jonathan Wells and the hundreds of musicians and singers from all over the world is so very inspirational and incredible.

Not only is their project an example of love but a testament to it. PBS is featuring their new DVD all of the month of August so check your local PBS station to see when it is available.

“Our true nationality is mankind.” ~H.G. Wells (1866-1946)

“True goodness is loving your fellow man.” ~Confucious (551-479 B.C.)

“As you give love, you will have love.” ~Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

I love this one, the first song Playing for Change did. Stand by Me was written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and originally done by Ben E. King and was at the top of the charts when it was first released in 1961.

On my other blog I have more videos from Playing for Change you may enjoy. I know I sure do.



Life Potentials Network said...

This is one of my favorite videos. Music is, indeed, a unifying modality! Great post! xo diantha

Ricky Kendall said...

I had this posted on Myspace for some time. Still brings tears to my eyes. Whether it because we wish for the ideals that the song represents or are saddened by the lack there of, it is beautiful in every way.