(Playing For Change) What’s Going On is an exquisite plea for peace on Earth. This song is featured on “PFC 3: Songs Around The World. We started this performance with PFC Band members Titi Tsira and Clarence Bekker while on a trip together in Rio de Janeiro. Wherever we traveled we would add more musicians, strings in Serbia, guitar and bass in Chicago, pandeiro in Brazil and the final piece came together with Sara Bareilles’ vocal performance at Washington Square Park in NYC. The message of this song is as strong as ever and it’s up to us to make the change we want to see. Music can show us the way.
“What’s going on” a plea for peace
“There’s too many of you crying
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today”
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate”
“Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today”
Inspire and connect the world through music
Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. Our primary focus is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos we call Songs Around The World. Creating these videos motivated us to form the Playing For Change Band—a tangible, traveling representation of our mission, featuring musicians met along our journey, and establish the Playing For Change Foundation—a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world. Through these efforts, we aim to create hope and inspiration for the future of our planet. Learn more at Playing For Change.
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