In the Summer of 2009 the Playing For Change Band headlined the World Stage at Glastonbury Festival. For that performance, the band was larger and more diverse than ever before, welcoming back Francois Viguie, Roberto Luti, and Stefano Tomaselli as well as special guests Tinariwen, the Omagh Community Youth Choir, Vusi Mahlasela, and more. The show served as a tangible reminder of what is possible when cultures come together through art and inspiration.
For the band, the crew, and the audience it was an unbelievably moving experience, and now we are thrilled to be able to share a bit of it with the world!
Written by: Ibrahim Ag Alhabib
Tinariwen: Vocals, electric guitar, Omagh Community Youth Choir: Vocals Clarence Bekker: Vocals Tula Ben Ari: Vocals Ibrahim Ig Alhabib: Vocals and electric guitar Vusi Mahlasela: Acoustic guitar Peter Bunetta: Drums Reggie McBride: Electric bass Grandpa Elliott: Vocals and harmonica Mermans Mosengo: Vocals Jason Tamba: Vocals and acoustic guitar Roberto Luti: Resonator steel guitar Francois Viguie: Bongos Stefano Tomaselli: Saxophone