Saturday, August 6, 2011

Playing for Change: "Music Is My Ammunition"

Photo: Video Selecter: Playing For Change

The Playing For Change campaign is featuring Mermans Kenkosenk; a reggae singer from Congo now based in South Africa. He co-wrote the song, "Music is my Ammunition" with Greg Johnson. He calls his style "Afro Fiesta", a combination of reggae, Latin rhythms and jazz. The hook of the song is the mantra of the PFC movement.

This mostly acoustic track has a reggae feel, but brings in elements of Delta blues courtesy of Roberto Luti's steel guitar and a hint of Cuba from Rigoberto Lopez's bass. Stephen Marley sings back up and Roselyn Williams and Sherieta Lewis of Kingston Jamaica's vocal improvisations are sung to the melody of "Jamaica Farewell," the classic Lord Burgess calypso made popular by Harry Belafonte.

The Playing For Change Foundation's mission is to ensure that anyone with the desire to receive a music education would have the opportunity to do so. The Playing For Change Foundation is dedicated to the fundamental idea that peace and change are possible through the universal language of music.

No comments:

Post a Comment