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What's Going On | Song Around The World

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This Song Around The World features Marvin Gaye's classic "What's Going On." This track began with an acoustic guitar in Africa and legendary drummer James Gadson in Los Angeles. Next we added the Electric guitar and bass on the streets of Chicago and strings in Serbia. As we traveled the world musicians were added and PFC Band members Clarence Bekker and Titi Tsira layered the vocals while Sara Bareilles added the final verse in Washington Square Park, NYC. Years in the making, minutes to watch, but something we can all believe in: MUSIC!

"What's Going On" is on our CD/DVD, PFC3! The album features 185 musicians from 31 countries, and includes performances from Keith Richards, Andres Calamaro, Toots Hibbert from Toots & The Maytals, Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Keb Mo, and Taj Mahal in addition to a song produced by Jackson Browne.

Written By: Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson and Marvin Gaye

Louis Mhlanga: Acoustic guitar
James Gadson
: Drums
Leo Batera: Percussion
Clarence Bekker: Vocals
Paulo Heman: Congas
Titi Tsira: Vocals
Sean “Pow” Diedrick: Keyboard
Bobby Broom: Acoustic guitar
Matt Thompson: Upright bass
Vasti Jackson: Electric guitar
Jim Palmer: Percussion (shakers)
Jorge Luiz Germano: Pandeiro
Novi Sad String Trio: Strings
Cécile Girard: Cello
Sara Bareilles: Vocals
D. Chandrajit: Tablas

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