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Playing For Change's 'Listen to the Music' Video Features 30 Musicians From 12 Countries: Watch

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<a href="/articles/news/7980841/playing-for-change-10th-anniversary-benefit-doobie-brothers-little-feat">Playing For Change</a> released the music video for the title track of their upcoming new album, Listen to the Music. Japanese singer-songwriter <a href="/music/dai-hirai">Dai Hirai</a> (stylized as "HIRAIDAI") is among the many musicians from around the world taking part in the movement "created to inspire and connect the world through music."

Playing For Change was founded by Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke in 2002 from the shared belief that "music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people," according to the official website.

All the music in the Listen to the Music series was recorded live outside and features over 200 musicians from 25 different countries, including <a href="/music/u2">U2</a>'s Bono, <a href="/music/the-Rolling-Stones">The Rolling Stones</a>' <a href="/music/Keith-Richards">Keith Richards</a>, <a href="/music/dr-john">Dr. John</a> and many more.

All of the proceeds from the album, set for release April 20, will go to the Playing For Change Foundation, which helps support music education around the world.

The video for "Listen to the Music" features 30 musicians from 12 countries including <a href="/music/the-doobie-brothers">The Doobie Brothers</a>, <a href="/music/Ellis-Hall">Ellis Hall</a>, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi, and guitarist Char and HIRAIDAI from Japan. HIRAIDAI's part was recorded and filmed in Okinawa, Japan.

Watch the "Listen to the Music" video here:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t4sK8d48Exs" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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