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CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH MUSIC
CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH MUSIC

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We share with you "The Leaves Turn Brown, " a beautiful original song from Luke Winslow-King and his bandmates, Christian Carpenter (bass) and Chris Davis (drums). This song and performance are dedicated to the loving memory of Luke's father, Kurt Albert Balzuweit, who passed away one year ago. "He gave so much that so that I could be where I am today," says Luke. May this sweet melody fill you with love and bring you a sense of peace.
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In this episode, Lee Oskar continues "bringing the sunshine" as he explains how his signature "Melody Maker" harmonicas are great for reggae and African music.
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This song was co-written by Mermans Mosengo and my brother, Greg Johnson, a few years ago while we were on tour with the PFC Band. The simple message and anthemic chorus made me really excited to record it as a PFC Song Around The World. We started under the hot African sun in the village of Lukala in the Congo and we added musicians wherever we traveled for the past few years until we finally added the final piece with Grandpa Elliott playing the harmonica solo in New Orleans. Someday we’ll all be free, until then, music is our ammunition.

- Mark Johnson, Co-Founder of Playing For Change
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From the Congo to the Mississippi and all over the world we want to see people living free; free from injustice, free from oppression, free from hate. And free to love!

"Congo to the Mississippi" coming Friday, September 7th!
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Put on your boogie shoes and get on your feet for this electrifying rendition of Little Milton's "That's What Love Will Make You Do," featuring Mississippi living blues legend, Vasti Jackson, and the PFC Band. This performance was filmed live at Max Watt's in Sydney, Australia. Enjoy!
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We invite you to learn more about our Song Around The World, "Natural Mystic/Just a Little Bit" and get to know a few of the featured musicians such as Paula Fuga, Donald Kinsey and Lee Oskar. Take a look...
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The PFC crew met Tinariwen, a group of Tuareg blues musicians, several years ago while filming in Bamako, Mali. After finding the perfect place to record, underneath a large tree with plenty of shade, the band began performing and soon a crowd of children gathered to enjoy the sounds. We invite you to join us in this magical moment and let the music soothe your soul.
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This song is a favorite of the PFC Band and reminds us all that there are brighter days ahead. Live from our We Are One Benefit Concert held October 3rd, 2017 at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles, enjoy the PFC Band performing the Sam Cooke classic, "A Change Is Gonna Come."
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Harmonica virtuoso Lee Oskar talks about integrating harmonica to play all genres of music. In this episode, Lee explains how anyone can play the harmonica.
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Armed with guitars. Armed with drums. Armed with their voices.
These musicians unite in song to rebuild the oneness of humanity brick by brick.

"Ahoulaguine Akaline" coming August 3rd!
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