With over 44 million views, Playing For Change's "Stand by me" is one of the premier examples of why music is THE universal language. As another PFC contributor opined
"Music has no language, so definitely there's a special power to reach the spiritual power, the divinity, music is the only way, no other way to reach there.If you don't know the story of Playing For Change, its just a link away.
M stands morality, U stands for Universality, S stands for Spirituality, I stands for Individuality, C stands for Creativity."
~ Rajesh Vaidhya
About "Stand by me".
Stand By MeStand by me is one of the songs on my band's set list and it always get everybody up and singing along. I take it up a notch and take my mic out onto the dance floor and start vamping on how we all have to stand by each other. That's what friends are for.
Four years ago while walking down the street in Santa Monica, CA the Playing For Change crew heard Roger Ridley singing “Stand By Me” from a block away. His voice, soul and passion set us on a journey around the world to add other musicians to his performance.
This song transformed Playing For Change from a small group of individuals into a global movement for peace and understanding.
This track features over 35 musicians collaborating from all over the world; they may have never met in person, but in this case, the music does the talking.
The song; with more beautiful people than you can count.
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