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Loretta Graceffo: Music is a living thing

We are all your children
If you hear us, join us now
We’re gonna strike because the waters are rising
We’re gonna strike because our people are dying
We’re gonna strike for life and everything we love

June 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: The Word Is Love

It was 39 years ago Sunday that John Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan in front of his apartment.

December 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: Peace

One of those days when the grain of a wooden table
seems more certain, as if ordained, when gravity feels
like praise

May 8, 2019 · 2 Comments

Video: “Gimme Shelter” performed by Playing for Change

. It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. — Irish proverb In this elegant rendition, musicians from around the world cover the song “Gimme Shelter.” … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Video: War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World

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 … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: The Playing for Change Band and Glen David Andrews perform A Better Place.

The Playing for Change Band, Glen David Andrews, and others perform A Better Place, a song about freedom and justice. Here are the lyrics: 1, 2, 3, 4 Freedom and Justice Is … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

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