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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
PLAYING FOR CHANGE delivers unforgettable music, stunning visual imagery, and unparalleled cultural diversity utilizing its signature “Song Around the World” format of field recordings and production techniques, blending unique performers, voices, instruments, and styles to create a totally original and deeply satisfying experience unlike any other in the history of music.

Celebrate Playing For Change for its timeless music and inspirational mission supporting charities worldwide, focused on music education, the environment, and social justice, by considering these newest, extraordinary PLAYING FOR CHANGE recordings entered in the Grammy™ categories listed below.

Visit the PFC FYC website here to listen to and watch these entries for your consideration.

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Playing For Change ft. Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G, Tito Puente, Jr., Tal Wilkenfeld, and Rubén Rada
Best global music performance
“Oye Como Va”
The legendary Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G, Tito Puente, Jr., Tal Wilkenfeld, Rubén Rada, along with 20 other musicians from around the globe, join together for this energetic, classic, feel-good groove. The legendary Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G, Tito Puente, Jr., Tal Wilkenfeld, Rubén Rada, along with 20 other musicians from around the globe, join together for this energetic, classic, feel-good groove.

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Best Music Video
“Oye Como Va”
Listen to how the rhythms of Colombia, Panama, Uruguay, the Congo, Brazil, Haiti, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the USA unite in perfect harmony on this Song Around The World rendition of Tito Puente's, "Oye Como Va" featuring Carlos Santana, who made the song a worldwide hit in 1970 with his band, Santana.

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Playing For Change ft. Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G, Tito Puente, Jr., Tal Wilkenfeld, and Rubén Rada
Directed By: Mark Johnson
Produced by Mark Johnson, Raan Williams, Greg Johnson, Alvaro Serrano


Playing For Change ft. John Paul Jones, Stephen Perkins, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Elle Marja Eira
Best global music performance
“When The Levee Breaks”
Legendary multi-instrumentalist, John Paul Jones, is accompanied by Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and over 20 musicians and dancers from seven different countries, in this Song Around The World version of "When The Levee Breaks," a powerful classic by Led Zeppelin from their Led Zeppelin IV album and a rework of the 1929 original release by Kansas Joe Mccoy and Memphis Minnie about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; the most destructive river flooding in U.S. history.

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Best Reggae Album
“The real revolution”
The Real Revolution is the first complete Playing For Change studio album featuring members of the Playing For Change Band as well as special guests. It is a purpose-driven album with a compelling message of connecting the world through music. The songs embody the spirit of love, truth, and unity that binds us all together and leads us from the darkness to the light.



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Best reggea album

Playing For Change Band ft. Mermans Mosengo, Jason Tamba, Robin Moxey, Tal Ben Ari
Produced by Mark Johnson, Mermans Mosengo, Robin Moxey
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Best MUSIC FILM
“PEACE THROUGH MUSIC - A Global Event For The Environment”
Playing For Change ft. Baaba Maal, Ben Harper, Black Pumas, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro, John Paul Jones, Keb' Mo', Lee Oskar, Liniker, Mickey Hart, Paula Fuga, Rhiannon Giddens, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rosanne Cash, Sara Bareilles, Sikiru Adepoju, Slash, Stephen Perkins, Taj Mahal, The Lumineers, The Pocket Queen, Tony Kanal, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Zakir Hussain, narrated by Robbie Robertson and Sir David Attenborough

Directed by Mark Johnson, Sebastian Robertson, Robin Moxey
Produced by Raan Williams, Greg Johnson, Alvaro Serrano, Robbie Robertson
In association with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sustainable Development Goals
200+ artists from 58 countries, along with world leaders and influencers, join the fight for Planet Earth.