Playing for change
Various Artists (Hear Music, 2009)
And they do mean various! This CD/DVD release includes artists from India to Ireland, South Africa to Russia, Israel to California, and practically all points in between. There is even a posthumous appearance from reggae prophet Bob Marley. Some of the Playing for Change musicians are famous (Bono of U2) or semi-famous (American bluesman Keb Mo). Others are barely known outside their hometowns. They are all united by producer Mark Johnson's vision of music as a unifying force for peace and progress.