Playing for Change is the brainchild of Grammy winning producer/engineer Mark Johnson. Mark and his team brought together diverse musicians from all over the world in a heroic effort to inspire peace through the universal language of music. Their ambitious journey took them from post-apartheid South Africa, through the ancient sites and conflict regions of the Middle East, to the remote beauty of the Himalayas and beyond. Using innovative mobile technology, the PFC crew filmed and recorded more than 100 musicians, largely outdoors, in parks, plazas and promenades, in doorways, on cobblestone streets and amid hilly pueblos. Each captured performance created a kaleidoscopic collection of songs in which essentially the artists are all performing together, albeit hundreds or thousands of miles apart.
In addition, the feature film “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music” will air nationally on PBS this summer and released on DVD later this year.