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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.
M stands morality,  U stands for Universality, S stands for Spirituality, I stands for Individuality, C stands for Creativity."

~ Rajesh Vaidhya

If you don't know the story of Playing For Change, its just a link away.

About "Stand by me".

Stand By Me

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.

Stand 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.

The song; with more beautiful people than you can count.

More after the Fleur-de-Kos

This is the follow up to Stand by me, "Don't worry" written by Pierre Minetti.

More beautiful people (OK, I admit I'm in love with Tula).

For all things Playing For Change, visit their YouTube channel.

If you haven't bought the DVD, you should.

Originally posted to Bend Over Here It Comes Again on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 09:03 AM PDT.

Also republished by Team DFH.

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