Playing for Change: No War, No Problems

April 28, 2009 / 2 Comments

At first I saw David Groza playing the guitar from Israel. And I was like “Woooow, that guy is amazing!” But then I saw more and more people doing the same thing from different corners of the world (and yes, I know the world doesn’t have corners)— Congo, South Africa or Ghana. That was when I already had my ears up and my eyes sticking to the screen. Then, I finally understood what was going on.

All these people sing for a cause. They sing for a change. They sing for a world with no problems, with no war. They sing to make people aware that we don’t need first class and second class citizens, that the color of our skin should be just as important as the color of our eyes …

We don’t need, no more trouble. And it looks like music is our best weapon for a change.

I don’t know about you, but Bono and the other featured musicians had a great impact on me.

What’s the one thing we all miss?


  • http://www.andrewburnett.com Andrew Burnett

    Absolutely incredible song, thank you for posting it Alex.

    I will have difficulty getting the tune out of my head all day, but in this case that is a good thing!

  • Frank

    RE: Bono Playing for Change
    I too tuned into kcet while this guy with the violin was playing and I too was glued to the screen! I have been been calling and leaving messages this morning for some friends to check it out. What an amazing impact it had on me.