Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Stand by Me Around the World

Mark Johnson, an award winning film director & producer, recorded a street performer singing Stand by Me, then went around the world & did the same with the local artists. The video below is a montage of the footage that he took.

This is all part of "Playing for Change - Peace through Music". A foundation that aims to help impoverished people in the areas visited to show how music brings people together. They are currently involved in building an arts centre & music school in various parts of Africa.

Like Matt Harding's video, this appeals to me because it transcends cultures & borders. It hasn't knocked the Best Video on the Internet off the shelf but it is pretty darn awesome.

Check it out.

2 comments:

elementumm said...

Beautiful and touching ... simply lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Beau Lotus said...

Thanks for posting it. For some reason it brought tears to my eyes when I was watching it .