(Playing For Change) This song was written by Nico Bereciartúa who heard the melody on his guitar while recording his first album.
“The melody is inspired by some of my favorite musicians such as Furrey Lewis, Blind Willie Johnson, and many others,” says Nico. “I wanted to use the dobro and the engineer suggested I use his webster Chicago wire recorder.
That was the first magnetic recording technology until the tape took place. The one we used was from the 1940s and for the steel wire, we opened a brand new 1939 wire. When I had to come up with a name for the song I read about that technology and found out that some of them used Audion valves…I thought it was a very cool name for the song.”
Nico and musicians around the world
Nico played this song for us and we then took it around the world, adding musicians in the USA, India, Italy, and Jerusalem. Enjoy and let the music take you to your happy place.
Inspire and connect the world through music
Playing For Change (PFC) 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. The primary focus of PFC is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos called Songs Around The World. Creating these videos motivated PFC to form the Playing For Change Band—a tangible, traveling representation of its mission, featuring musicians met along their 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, Playing For Change aims to create hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.
Source: Playing For Change
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