Playing for Change – Stand By Me

Mar 19, 2010 by

This video is a guest contribution by Ann Smith

Life is a collection of invaluable moments.
Grab each one.
Empower it with the contribution of your self.
And if you will, turn to those around you,
ask them to contribute.
If they ask you what cause to contribute to, my suggestion would be offer them their choice.

Food for all.
Safety for all.
Dignity for all.
Peace for all.
Freedom for all.
Compassion for all.

I know, it’s only a partial list. So you decide.
What deserves the contribution of your self?
What deserves the contribution of your moments?

In the spirit of this idea, one of our creative and globally aware guest contributors Ann Smith of New Zealand offered us this incredible video from the organization Playing for Change. It is a magnificent send-up of the Ben E. King song Stand By Me. Thanks Ann!

Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in their minds, Playing for Change set out to share it with the world.


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  2. Beulah Gentry

    Thanks for sharing this! I never get tired of listening to this rendition of “Stand by Me”. Went on the Playing for Change site and purchased the MP3 album. I’m blissing out!