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PFC3: Songs Around the World [CD/DVD]
     

PFC3: Songs Around the World [CD/DVD]

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The third installment in Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke's wholehearted global audio peace project, Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, offers up another winning mix of the familiar and the exotic, rounding up eight new sonic collaborations that, with help from the multi-faceted PFC Band,

Overview

The third installment in Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke's wholehearted global audio peace project, Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, offers up another winning mix of the familiar and the exotic, rounding up eight new sonic collaborations that, with help from the multi-faceted PFC Band, bring together established pop artists from different countries. For the most part, the results are uniformly solid; these are, after all, live performances, and the magic can take some time to conjure up. For example, Los Lobos is no stranger to performing "La Bamba," and the initial moments of the version here feel a bit phoned in, but add Argentinian rocker and former Los Rodríguez frontman Andrés Calamaro to the party and the whole mix perks up. Elsewhere, Keith Richards noodles (and occasionally croons) amiably through the self-penned "Words of Wisdom," a languid, midtempo slice of easy reggae-pop that, with help from Keb Mo, Sherieta Lewis, and an army of roots musicians and Aztec Indians, segues effortlessly into a stirring rendition of "Get Up Stand Up," Clarence Bekker and Sara Bareilles lend their voices to a warm and appropriately wistful reading of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" that benefits from an infusion of Brazilian tropicália, and an epic take of the folk standard "Guantanamera," led here by Aymee Nuviola and Equis Alfonso, brings together just under a hundred Cuban voices from all over the world, resulting in a moment that dutifully reflects the ambitious projects central theme, unity. [Playing for Change was also released as a 16-track CD/DVD.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2014
Label:
Playing For Change
UPC:
0660200900120
catalogNumber:
001
Rank:
4565

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Taj Mahal   Banjo,Vocals
Carlos Varela   Guitar,Vocals
Candi Sosa   Maracas,Vocals
Bobby Broom   Guitar
Oskar Cartaya   Upright Bass
Luis Conte   Bongos
James Gadson   Drums,Vocals
Toots Hibbert   Guitar,Vocals
David Hidalgo   Vocals,Requinto
Vasti Jackson   Guitar
Ronell Johnson   Tuba
Joe Lastie   Drums
Freddie Lonzo   Trombone
Louis Mhlanga   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Leon Mobley   Djembe
Ernest Ranglin   Electric Guitar
Keith Richards   Guitar,Vocals
Cesar Rosas   Vocals,spanish guitar
Keb' Mo'   Guitar,Vocals
Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan   Trumpet
Oscar Castro   Guitar
Andrés Calamaro   Guitar,Vocals
Joel Peña   Tres
Luis Valle   Trumpet
Odette Telleria   Vocals
Federico d'Antoni   Organ
Equis Alfonso   Vocals
Angel Martinez   Trumpet
Bassekou Kouyate   Ngoni
Nikki Burt   Vocals
Rigoberto López   Bass
Manuel Galbán   Guitar
Sergio Veranes   Guitar
Roselyn Williams   Vocals
Guardians of the Flame   Percussion
Matt Thompson   Upright Bass
Paulie Cerra   Saxophone
Mark Braud   Trumpet
Jose Francisco Aguilar   Trumpet
Felipe Lamoglia   Saxophone
Jim Palmer   Shaker
William Barton   Didjeridu
Sara Bareilles   Vocals
Sean Diedrick   Keyboards
Johnny Herno   Vocal Percussion
Clint Maedgen   Saxophone
Camerata Romeu   Strings
Kevin Louis   Trumpet
Grupo Sintesis   Vocals
Aymee Nuviola   Vocals
Braily Ramos   Trombone
Choeur la Grace   Vocals
Mohammed Alidu   Djembe
Salvador Persico   Percussion
Washboard Chaz   Washboard
Tal Ben Ari "Tula"   Vocals
Roberto Luti   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Reinaldo Elosegui   Vocals
Jason Tamba   Guitar,Vocals
Grandpa Elliott   Vocals
Clarence Bekker   Vocals
Keiko Komaki   Keyboards
Sherieta Lewis   Vocals
Fefe Lee   Electric Guitar
Jeffrey Hills   Sousaphone
István Pál   Violin
Orbe Ortiz   Bass,Tres
Rafael Dias   Cavaquinho
Diana Fuentes   Vocals
Glen David Andrews   Trombone,Vocals
Jermal Watson   Drums
Caveman   Triangle
Natalie Pa'apa'a   Vocals
Courtney Diedrick   Drums
Eva Griñán   Guitar,Vocals
Pablo Correa   Drums
Ruth "Titi" Tsira   Vocals
Mariano Domínguez   Bass
Paul O'Connor   Banjo
Carlos Puig   Trumpet
Carlos Rodriguez   Jarana
Michelle Fragoso   Piano
Benicio Torres Reyes   Maracas
Augustin Kadiata   Saxophone
Santos Eduardo Cerna Ponce   Trumpet
Marisol "La Marisoul" Hernandez   Vocals
Gastón Joya   Upright Bass
Gabino Jardines   Guitar
Luis Bofill   Vocals,Guiro
Novi Sad String Trio   Violin
Miami Cuban Horns   Brass
Samy Babeki   Trumpet
Paulo Heman   Conga
Paulo Dos Cavernas   Bombo
Paul O'Farrell   Drums
Nick Cavazos   Guitar
Nevena Reljin   Vocals
Naprang Manator   Vocals
Mirjana Draganic   Vocals
Michele Alderete   Vocals
Meizei Gabor   Accordion
Mathieu Aupitre   Saxophone
Marmans Mosengo   Guitar,Vocals,Calabash
Leo Batera   Conga
Laura Flores Hernandes   Vocals
Kila Keto   Electric Guitar
Jose "Paito" Valdez   Percussion
Jorge Luiz Germano   Tambourine
Imorly Richardson   Bass
Harnan Lopez Nussa   Piano
Habib Gueye   Vocals
Gumaroy "Norm" Newman   Dijaredo
Gerlin Torres Salgado   Percussion
Francisco Ibarra   Accordion
Fabian Miodownik   Tambor Piano
Diogenes Manfarrol Medrano   Marimbula
Dina Elwedidi   Vocals
Darius James   Drums
Damien "Bam Bam" Cherbit   Guitar
Cécile Girard   Cello
Carl C-Wyya Edwards   Bass
Bineli Yogo P.   Trombone
Anan Kantawee   Guitar
Alexander "Pupi" Carriera   Conga
Alex Del Sol   Accordion
Alberto Manuel De La Rosa   Harp
Yann Cotty   Accordion
Wakanadio Larido   Trumpet
Tom Nascimento   Acoustic Guitar
Tibor Balogh   Spoons

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Jackson Browne   Producer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Oskar Cartaya   String Arrangements
Charlie Cole   Executive Producer
Warrick Lyn   Composer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Jim Shea   Camera Operator
Waddy Wachtel   Composer
David Auerbach   Camera Operator
Enzo Buono   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Video Editor,Camera Operator
Traditional   Composer
Norman Lear   Executive Producer
Zenaida Romeu   String Conductor
Kevin Krupitzer   Camera Operator
Jason Tamba   Composer
Clarence Bekker   Composer
Jose Diaz Fernandez   Composer
Francois Viguié   Camera Operator
Frederick Hibbert   Composer
Mark Johnson   Composer,Director,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Video Editor
Alfred Cleveland   Composer
Jonathan Walls   Video Editor,Camera Operator
Alan Kozlowski   Camera Operator
Whitney Kroenke   Executive Producer
Raan Williams   Producer
Patrick Liotta   Camera Operator
Pablo Benaim   Camera Operator
Maurie Stang   Executive Producer
Leonardo Buono   Camera Operator
Habib Gueye   Composer
Damian Roth   Camera Operator
Angelo Simeone   Camera Operator
Steve Jordan   Composer

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