Mermans and Jason join Baby Ndombe live in Kinshasa, Congo
in Kinshasa, the TP OK Jazz Band keep the memory of the famed Congolese Guitar player, Franco, alive and well.
Melbourne's own Kim Churchill performs this amazing song in the Blue Mountains of Australia
A Better Place
We realize that true change for the good of everyone always comes from the hearts of the people, and with music we can unite together to make the world A Better Place
What a Wonderful World
Grandpa Elliott joins children's choirs around the world in this timeless song
Louis Mhlanga performs a beautiful original song in his back yard
Teach Your Children
This version of the Crosby, Stills and Nash original was performed live during PFC Day 2012
Mermans Mosengo and Jason Tamba perform Bob Marley's "Mellow Mood" live outside
PFC Day 2012
Support global music education by celebrating Playing For Change Day on 22 September 2012!
This beautiful song was recorded by Alou Sam and friends live outside in Kirina, Mali
SLRA's Refugee Rolling
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars perform live in Chicago
A Change Is Gonna Come - Live at Folsom
The PFC Band performs Sam Cooke's classic, live at Folsom, CA in the spring of 2012
los Sabores del Porro
Toto la Momposina and her band share a beautiful Colombian melody beneath an ancient tree
Mexico Lindo y Querido
Mexican musicans unite, demonstrating the beauty of their country
Listen in as Grandpa Elliott tells a story from his soul live from Folsom, CA
I'd Rather Go Blind
The PFC Band rehearses their version of this classic made famous by the late, great Etta James
The Change is Here
Three of the greatest musicians in Africa visit the PFC Foundation's music school in Kirina, Mali
Don't Worry - Live
The PFC Band performs "Don't Worry" live in Vancouver, British Colombia during their 2009 International Tour.
The PFC Band + special guests send holiday greetings from Sao Paulo
Stand By Me - Japan
The PFC Band performs "Stand by Me" in honor of all the people of Japan who were affected by the tsunami in the spring of 2011
Playing For Change has partnered with the United Nations to present this original song around the world to serve as an anthem for the earth's 7 billion people
La Tierra del Olvido
This song's title translates to " Land of the Forgotten," and featurues over 75 musicians across the country of Colombia. "La Tierra del Olvido was produced in partnership with the America's Business Council Foundation."
Clarence Bekker, Titi Tsira, and Toumani Diabate are joined by members of Tinariwen and many more musicians on a soulful journey around the world
Playing For Change Day 2011
Join us for the first annual Playing For Change Day on September 17, 2011, a global event to benefit children's music programs around the world!
Music Is My Ammunition
This Playing For Change anthem features Mermans Kenkosenki, Roberto Luti, and new family members from Cuba and Jamaica, including Stephen Marley
A musical journey from Brazil to India, that will have you smiling and dancing the whole way!
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Our heroes and soul brothers, Roger Ridley and Grandpa Elliott, return in this new Song Around the World
It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.
Three Little Birds
This video is the first track on our new album, PFC 2 â€“ Songs Around The World
PFC 2 Trailer
Check the trailer for PFC 2, our new CD/DVD that will be released May 31!
Groove in G
This global blues jam began in West Africa, and features musicians from five continents
Tinariwen's Cler Achel
Tinariwen is an amazing band of Tuareg musicians whose desert blues enthralled us while we were recording in Mali.
Creating Positive Change
The PFC Foundation is connecting and inspiring children around the world through music education.
Don't Beat Me Around the Bush
This is an original composition by Clarence Bekker, sung from the streets of Barcelona.
Stephen and Bob Marley are joined by musicians from around the world in PFC's version of the Bob Marley original
Music School in Kirina, Mali
Watch the villagers of Kirina, Mali, build their new music school with the support of the Playing For Change Foundation.
John Lennon's "Imagine" performed around the world to benefit the Playing For Change Foundation
Imidiwan Afrik Tendam
The PFC Band with special guests Tinariwen, the Omagh Community Youth Choir, and Vusi Mahlasela perform at Glastonbury Festival in 2009
Dark Was The Night
Roberto Luti performs the Blind Willie Johnson classic "Dark Was The Night" from the picturesque sea shore of his hometown, Livorno, Italy.
I've Got Dreams To Remember
The Playing For Change Band performs "I've Got Dreams To Remember" with Toots Hibbert live from Los Angeles' Club Nokia on November 13th, 2009.
Rajhesh Vaidhya's fingers dance across the veena with unbelievable speed and precision during this performance of a classic Indian song.
Samba de Viola
The band Sangue Brasileiro shares some music in the Samba style-- a vibe that is the life and blood of Brazil.
One Love - Live From Madrid
The Playing For Change Band closed out its epic 2009 International Tour in Madrid with this amazing performance of "One Love."
Mole In The Ground
Blind Boy Paxton performs a delightfully fun version of this traditional American folk song.
"Back To Your Roots" Live
Check out "Back To Your Roots" performed live by the Playing For Change Band during their International Tour in the Fall of 2009!
Playing For Change Band Live Trailer
Trailer from the PFC Band's new live performance film, featuring special guests Ziggy Marley and Toots Hibbert (of Toots and the Maytals)
Sugar Sweet | Grandpa Elliott
Sugar Sweet, an album from Grandpa Elliott, was recorded throughout the 2009 Playing For Change Band North American Tour.
Brazilian Rooftop Jam
The PFC crew stumbled upon this amazing group of musicians while filming in Barcelona.
Dreams of Kirina
Baaba Maal dedicates a song to the Village of Kirina, Mali and the school being built there by the Playing For Change Foundation.
Jason Tamba wrote this beautiful song over the course of his journey from Congo to South Africa. It was inspired by his mother's parting words and advice to him as he left home.
Mermans Kenkosenki, Jason Tamba, and the rest of Afro Fiesta perform this classic Peter Tosh song from a park in Cape Town, South Africa
Peace All Over The World
Robert Bradley performs "Peace All Over the World" on the streets of Los Angeles.
This live performance is from the Playing For Change Band's show on November 13th, 2009 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.
Kotini Bernard Shinga leads the group Phekama Africa, which means, 'Rise Up.'
Another Cup for Grandpa
A fun glimpse inside the 'backstage' life of the PFC Band.
Amazing Grace: Live in Boston
Grandpa Elliot gives a beautifully soulful rendition of â€śAmazing Graceâ€ť live at the Orpheum Theater in Boston.
Peace Through Music Parties
Get involved with the Playing For Change Movement by hosting a Peace Through Music Party.
A historic, timeless rhyme from Angola, featuring Hugo Soars, is celebrated throughout Africa and resonates around the globe.
The Playing For Change Foundation
The Playing For Change Foundation builds music and art schools for children and their communities around the world.
2009 Tour Highlights
In the spring of 2009, musicians from all over the world came together on stages across America to share their messages and inspire audiences with their musical collaborations.
Fannie Mae: Live in Los Angeles
The Playing For Change Band, featuring Grandpa Elliott, recorded this amazing version of Buster Brown's original, Fannie Mae, live at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2009.
Peace Through Music Film Trailer
Musicians from around the world combine their passion and talents to form one global chorus for peace.
Washboard Chaz and Roberto Luti combine their talents to create this New Orlean's version of the 1953 classic.
God Bless America
Grandpa gives an inspired performance of God Bless America at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Grandpa Elliott shares his version of Fannie Mae from New Orleans' Jackson Square.
War / No More Trouble
This Song Around the World brings the listener from the darkness of war to a peaceful place of harmony where there is no more trouble.
This Song Around the World has a joyous feeling of perseverance created by musicians from four continents.
Bring It On Home
The man who initiated our journey with his wonderful version of "Stand By Me" shows the power of his spirited voice.
This is an original song from the South African choir, Sinamuva.
The first original Song Around The World, this track speaks to the similarities we all share as a human race.
This Song Around The World celebrates the music and message of the legendary Bob Marley.
Stand By Me
This song transformed Playing For Change from a small group of individuals into a global movement for peace and understanding.
Mark Johnson explains how Playing For Change began and how the journey has gone thus far.