While there are language barriers across the world, music is a universal force that transcends boundaries and unifies people regardless of their political, cultural, or religious beliefs. Music has the extraordinary ability to speak directly to the human soul and it truly is the universal language of mankind. One remarkable organization that recognizes the potential of music to promote peace and unity is Playing for Change.
This global movement brings together musicians from diverse backgrounds and regions, collaborating to create breathtaking musical experiences. They collaborated with musicians throughout the world and produced a video of a wonderful cover of ‘Sitting On The Dock of the Bay.’ Every street musician in the video brings their unique talents to the song and it’s a memorable experience for everyone.
Watch Playing For Change street musicians playing Otis Redding’s iconic hit “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay”…
From the vibrant streets of New Orleans to the breathtaking landscapes of Brazil, these musicians, armed with their instruments and voices, offer a glimpse into the diverse tapestry of humanity. Through their individual contributions, they weave together a harmonious tapestry of sound and emotion.
What makes this collaboration truly memorable is the authenticity and rawness captured in each musician’s performance. These are not polished studio recordings; instead, they are heartfelt expressions of music’s power to transcend borders. Each artist adds their own flavor and interpretation to the song, infusing it with their cultural influences and personal experiences. The result is a mesmerizing fusion of styles, rhythms, and melodies that celebrates both the universality and diversity of music.
The amazing artists in this video are:
- Roger Ridley, Venice, California, USA
- Grandpa Elliott, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- Char, Tokyo, Japan
- Hideki Togi, Tokyo, Japan
- Leandro Joaquim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Peter Bunetta, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Roberto Luti, Livorno, Italy
- Washboard Chaz, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- Braily Ramos, Santa Clara, Cuba
- Felipe Lamoglia, Holguin, Cuba
Please share this incredible performance of ‘Sitting On The Dock of the Bay’ by Playing For Change with your friends and family.