Saturday, April 9, 2016

Playing for Change Artist Highlight

2009 was the first time I saw the Playing For Change - Stand By Me video on youtube. I was moved to tears as the song progressed and took me from country to country. I saw, heard and felt the magic and connection happening from artist to artist to audience. I was inspired by their work and by the positivity and unity that shown through each artist. For a brief moment in time troubles and tribulations were suspended and hope rekindled for humankind. 

Playing For Change has grown over the past few years from a grassroots project to a global movement. They offer live concerts featuring many of their video musicians as well as sell merchandize and began the Playing For Change Foundation. They are truly living up to their mission statement of "Connecting the World Through Music". 

Joseph Campbell wrote, "There is no humanity in the state. What runs the world is economics and politics, and they have nothing to do with the spiritual life. So we are left with this void. It's the job of the artist to create these new myths. Myths come from the artist." Playing For Change embodies Joseph Campbell's quote by bring the world a new myth...peace and unity through music.

I hope you'll enjoy these video clips by Playing For Change as well as be inspired to share your unique artistic talents for the betterment of our world. It only takes one person to make a life changing difference in the life of another. Positivity and hope are contagious...let's go out and infect the world.

One of the most beautiful tributes I've ever seen to one of my all-time favorite artists...Robert Nesta Marley also known as...Bob Marley. Here artists from around the world unite in music and exude the message of this legendary song. One Love...One People...One Song 

One Love | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

What We Do | Playing For Change Foundation Video

An introduction to the Playing For Change movement video

Playing for Change Foundation: CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGH MUSIC & ARTS EDUCATION. In response to the enthusiasm of those inspired by 'Songs Around the World' and the mission of the Playing For Change Foundation, PFC Day was created in 2011 to unite the global community through the power of music. Every September, musicians and music lovers all over the world come together to perform on stages and sidewalks, schools and cafes -- all with the goal of bringing creating positive social change and bringing music into the lives of young people. 

Playing For Change Day was originally established to coincide with the UN’s International Day of Peace, which takes place each year on September 21st (occurring on a Wednesday in 2016). Playing For Change Day is held on the nearest Saturday each year so that participants can devote more time on the weekend to putting on or attending stellar events. Along with thousands of other organizations worldwide, we are participating in the Culture of Peace Initiative, in cooperation with Pathways To Peace, to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace and the year-round effort to transform society from a culture of competition and violence to a culture of cooperation and peace. To this end, Playing For Change Day concerts will be held in hundreds of cities and towns across our planet to celebrate humanity's unity and also to raise funds for music education.

For more information about Playing For Change visit:

Thank you for visiting. May inspiration overflow throughout all of your creative processes.

Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Instagram: or @SpeakYourArt 
"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."

Aurora's "Speak Your Art Blog Hub" combines posts from seven of her other blogs: In the Flow Studios ArtsIn the Flow Studios BodyI Love Shelter DogsMana KeepersPaaMano Eskrima & Performing ArtsSelf-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings her organizations together and offers her readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location.