By MARK FRANCISCO
AGAIN, Dodu Abrio & the Viajeros leads the annual global movement Playing for Change Day Cagayan de Oro Year 4. This year’s theme “Call for Peace & Rapid Change through Music” made a success last September 24, 2016 held at Centrio Ayala Garden. Dodu Abrio as the main organizer of the event was very grateful for having PFC CDO Year 4. Special thanks to the Rotary Club of South CdO, Centrio Ayala Mall CdO and to the City Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office as the main partners. 10 local bands participated the cause..
This time, three places participated all over the Philippines, South Cotabato, Pangasinan, and Cagayan de Oro City.
Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.
Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson, Raan Williams and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. Producers Johnson and Enzo Buono traveled around the world to places including New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, India, Nepal, the Middle East and Ireland. Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are Vusi Mahlasela, Louis Mhlanga, Clarence Bekker, David Guido Pietroni, Tal Ben Ari (Tula), Bono, Keb’ Mo’, David Broza, Manu Chao, Grandpa Elliott, Keith Richards, Toots Hibbert from Toots & the Maytals, Taj Mahal and Stephen Marley. This resulted in the award-winning documentary A Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.
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