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Music: The Connection
April 16, 2009, 9:56 am
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My friend Andrew Hudson posted this video today, and I’ve watched it a few times now. Stand By Me is a beautiful song, but the way it’s presented here makes me know FOR SURE that we’re all connected. Otherwise, how could a song that has almost become trite in our culture still move us like this does?

This video was produced by an organization called Playing For Change, whose aim is to connect the world through music. They raise money to provide resources to musicians and their communities around the world. So the organization sent producers around the world to record musicians playing their version of this song. The result is remarkable.

Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.