‘Ripple’ around the world

You can’t beat a song around the world to start a day.

Playing for Change is a movement to connect the world through music. And why not? Nothing else seems to be working.

The video released this week honors the Grateful Dead’s final concert.

Says the project’s blog:

We started recording and filming the song with PFC Band members Roberto Luti and Jason Tamba while backstage at Byron Bay Bluesfest earlier this year.

We then traveled to the ancient city of Matera, Italy to record strings, accordion and mandolins and from there our journey took us from Ghana to the streets of Los Angeles.

Everywhere we go we are reminded that no matter how many things in life divide us they are never as strong as the power of music to bring us together.