Mark Johnson has made a career by bringing people together through music. Playing For Change 3 – Songs Around The World features 185 musicians from 31 countries, including performances from Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, Taj Mahal, Toots Hibbert, Los Lobos, Keb’ Mo’ and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
The album was released on June 17th, and it arrived beautifully packaged by Stylorouge. It’s a double-disc package – each of the 8 audio tracks is represented on a second disc by irresistibly watchable performance clips shot around the world and edited by Mark Johnson, Raan Williams and Enzo Buono.
As the 13 million YouTube viewers of this previous PFC release will testify, it’s an amazing project that combines classic songs with eclectic sounds, colourful people, culture and locations and a philanthropic heart.