Artistic collaborations are wonderfully rewarding and they result in something so unique and inspiring. Playing for Change is an extraordinary and inspiring musical collaboration. Mark Johnson and a crew traveled the world recording fabulous street artists performing the same songs. By letting each artist hear the other artist's recording and perform "with" the other artists they created virtual performances of these artists playing together. These musicians never met... they were never even in the same place. Recorded on five continents, these soundtracks are amazing in and of themselves. What makes it all the more amazing is the wonderfully produced video of the artists performing and the environments in which they sing (these guys are filmmakers so the video is fabulous).
This is from their website:
Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.