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Rasta Children feat. Nattali Rize - Brushy One String | Song Around The World

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"One evening, a few years ago in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the PFC crew and I were waiting for an 80-year-old cuica player to perform on a Song Around The World. I remember it seemed to take forever for him to make it down the hill, as he would stop off in every bar along the way for a drink and some conversation. As we waited, I looked and saw a Rastaman walking across the street with his acoustic guitar in hand. I waved to him, and he came over to see what we were doing with all our equipment. I told him about Playing For Change and he agreed to play a song for us while we were waiting. The result was an incredible, spontaneous performance of Dennis Brown’s “Rasta Children.” His voice reminded me of Peter Tosh and he sang with so much soul that we realized this could be an amazing Song Around The World. Just one man and his guitar playing on the street set the tone for this song, and we added a worldwide band of roots musicians around him. “I and I deal with humanity.”

- Mark Johnson on the making of "Rasta Children"

Lyrics and chords

Written by: Dennis Emanuel Brown

Brushy One String: Vocals
Carlo Santone: Electric Bass
Courtney "Bam" Diedrick: Drums
Dawa Lusamba: Acoustic Guitar
Federico Siksnys: Bandoneon
Michael "Colgate" Downer: Electric Guitar
Nattali Rize: Vocals
Nikki Burt: Vocals
Paulo Da Luz: Vocals and acoustic guitar
Salvador Persico: Percussion
Sean "Pow" Diedrick: Keyboard
TPOK Jazz Band: Horns
Vasti Jackson: Electric guitar

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