Creating Peace Through Music


won’t be found in a box

can’t buy it on a street corner

is not won with bullets out of  guns

it’s a heart thing

it’s a spirit thing

it’s a mind thing



Here are several PBS videos of music produced by Playing for Change: Connecting the World Through Music.   

To learn more about Playing for Change click the logo to get going.



  1. Meg said,

    December 26, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Thank you for sharing this link. I watched this video last year,the PBS one anyway, loved it. It is good to be reminded of this wonderful project. I love the music. It is fabulous. Om shanti shanti om.

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Meg, I am so glad to have discovered this online. I agree that it is indeed ‘fabulous’ and worth sharing.

  2. milkayphoto said,

    December 26, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Imagine is one of my favorite songs and this is a most beautiful rendition. I will never stop imagining a world where peace reigns. Nice to know others won’t stop either.

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Yes, let’s “Imagine” and each do whatever we can to make our dream real.

  3. slpmartin said,

    December 26, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Here’s hoping the new year brings us ‘peace”.

  4. December 26, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Both Bob Marley and John Lennon are some of my heroes! I love the way this really brings people from all over the world together to jam and feel alright! In fact, they’re all excellent musicians, and one can’t help noticing that all the really famous ones (a

  5. December 26, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Sorry, I must have accidentally submitted the comment. I meant to say that all the famous ones (at least the ones I’ve heard of), like Bono or Manu Chao are white and European or North American! Grea

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

      Hi, Kai Brockbank. What is ‘fame’ but successful marketing and talent combined? I like that the ‘white europeans’ you mention do NOT dominate the project. Thanks.

  6. ichabod said,

    December 26, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Hi 47WhiteBuffalo;

    t’s a heart thing

    it’s a spirit thing

    it’s a mind thing


    Beautiful verse and the Playing for Change has used creativity, inspiration and music to elevate your verse to a new level.

    Let us hope this takes hold on the world stage. It is worthy

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Hello, Ichabod-and Bernie. Unfortunately from the looks of things, the World Stage, is occupied with war and profits. Hope all is well with you and yours.

  7. Artswebshow said,

    December 27, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Well, well WB.
    I checked out these videos/songs, very inspiring especially that third one.
    That style of finger plucking is very difficult to master, i’m putting a lot of effort into that at the moment.
    On peace i think i keep recurring in my thoughts though.
    Perhaps someday we’ll get there. 😀

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Tart of the Artswebshow. How’s your finger plucking progressing? Have you mastered “Some day over the rainbow” yet? grins

  8. December 27, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Lovely words, and may peace be with you 47whitebuffalo 🙂 Hope you enjoy the festive season.

  9. lesliepaints said,

    December 28, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Once again a lovely poem that reads simple and honest. Why can’t we manage as a world to get that right? Listen to my copy of the “Playing for Change” CD a lot. Thanks for the videos!

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Leslie, great question–why can’t we get it right? I should have known that you would have already discovered “Playing for Change.” Grins. Oh I am sooooo far behind. LOL. Thank you.

  10. Muse said,

    December 29, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Hello I love your poem and have shared this on my twitter page 🙂
    playing for change are the best ! Music as connection communication and all in the language of love and peace , many blessings of love to you !

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Merci, Muse for sharing so much. Music is able to transcend so many of self constructed boundaries. It is a great connector. Namaste.

  11. bendedspoon said,

    December 31, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Peace and blessings to you this coming New Year!

    • January 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Much love and peace to you also, bendedspoon. Thank you for visiting my blogcasa.

  12. Samanthamj said,

    January 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    loved this piece, on peace… and, the vids. thanks for sharing. Especially enjoyed the Imagine vid…

    peace. it’s a love thing… a respect thing… an understanding… that I wish more people had….

    Peace out.

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