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Robbie Robertson Creates A Global All-Star New Version of ‘The Weight’

by Paul Cashmere on September 19, 2019

in News

The Band’s band-leader Robbie Robertson has gone global for a new version of The Band’s classic ‘The Weight’ featuring an all-star cast, actually an all-Starr cast, filmed on five continents simultaneously.

Ringo Starr was behind the drums, Robbie at his home, as the cameras went to Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

The event was for ‘Playing For Change’.

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. Our primary focus is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos we call Songs Around the World.

This version of ‘The Weight’ features Robertson and Starr with Marcus King, Larkin Poe, Lukas Nelson, John Cruz, Hutch Hutchinson, Robin Moxey and Taimane in the U.S. Roberto Luti filmed his part in Italy, Char and Keiko Komaki recorded in Japan, Mermans Mosengo recorded in the Congo, Ali Boulala and Ahmed Al Harmi recorded in Bahrain, Sol Homar recorded in Spain, Rajeev Shresthaand Sanjay Shrestha recorded in Nepal, Sherieta Lewis and Roselyn Williams recorded in Jamaica and Chango Spasiuk recorded in Argentina.

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