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“The world is immigrating into a global village, the question is how much do you want to belong.”

Vusi Mahlasel

Marc Jonson spent years travelling around the world, recording street musicians as part of what started as a project and then grew into a movement.  An amazing intitiative, “Playing for Change” unites people through music and inspiration, giving musicians that never met before opportunity to collaborate and create together. These videos made my morning and reminded me once again we are different but ultimately we all want the same thing.

One of my other favourites – “One Love”, featuring Bob Marley, Manu Chao, Bono and many musicians from the places around the world.

Marc talks about the project as a guest blogger on Bill Moyers Journal

What song(s) bring up in YOU the feeling of being part of the global community?

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A week of endless lifting, carrying, packing, unpacking, fixing, scrubbing and what not – I deserved a Friday night out but was looking forward to the upcoming date with my own bed. Still I had the ticket to Kieren Hebden and Steve Reids concert and wouldn’t miss it for the world. My only fear was I would fall asleep as soon as the lights went off.

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