Keith Richards has re-recorded a reggae version one of his 1992 solo songs and a Bob Marley classic with Natalie Pa’apa’a and Salvador Persico of Melbourne’s Blue King Brown.
‘Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up’ was recorded for the Playing For Change project.
The Rolling Stones guitarist has reinvented his song ‘Words of Wonder’ from his solo album ‘Main Offender’ for the project as a medley with Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up Stand Up’.
‘Words of Wonder’ features Roberto Luti and Titi Tsira and musicians from around the world. ‘Get Up Stand Up’ features Keb’ Mo’, Mermans Mosengo, Aztec Indians, Natalie Pa’apa’a and Salvador Persico of Blue King Brown, and Jamaican singer Sherita Lewis.
The music video also features a didgeridoo player identified as Norm from Sydney.
Playing For Change 3, a new 3CD album featuring 185 musicians from 31 countries, will be available from June 17.
Keith Richards – Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up
About Playing For Change
Nine music schools and programs have been created in South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Nepal and Thailand. More than 600 kids attend free classes in dance, instruments, languages and musical theory, all taught by qualified local teachers.
Projects also meet basic needs for some of the world’s most economically vulnerable children. This includes primary education, literacy, and the provision of humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, clothes, books and school supplies. Solar light and energy, laptop computers, and other modern technology have also been introduced in areas where previously unavailable.
Recent program evaluations reinforce the real and positive impact of music education and demonstrate change in action. Music education improves students’ learning in math and language, increases students’ self-esteem, and fosters joy.
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