"Peace Train" | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Curated by Vicki Stockbridge

“Everyone jump upon the Peace Train” and let’s make this world a better place. 

This Song Around The World version features more than 25 musicians from 12 countries and unites Yusuf / Cat Stevens, singing and playing a beautiful white piano in a tranquil open-air setting in Istanbul, Turkey, with musicians such as five-time Grammy Award-winning blues/Americana artist Keb’ Mo’; Grammy-nominated Senegalese artist Baaba Maal; Silkroad’s Rhiannon Giddens—also a Grammy Award winner; Ghassan Birumi playing the oud in Ramallah, Palestine; musicians from the Silkroad Ensemble in Rhinebeck, New York; Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) and James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass player with Bonnie Raitt) performing in Maui, Hawaii; and bringing together conflict regions with Tushar Lall playing the harmonium in Delhi, India, and Joshua Amjad playing the Kartaal in Karachi, Pakistan.

I found this an amazing production with a heartfelt sincere message, and wonderful. We need more of this throughout the world today.

Visit Playing For Change YouTube Channel for a curated selection of videos from the event, Peace Through Music: A Global Event for Social Justice, in celebration of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary.

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