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The Power of Music Unites Playing For Change and Bluesfest

Playing For Change Band are set to be one of the many highlights at this weekend’s Bluesfest 2024

Playing For Change Band

Among many highlights at this weekend’s Bluesfest, Playing For Change Band are making a return to the festival stage for their seventh year.

The band currently consists of a collection of some fine musicians: Clarence Bekker, Mermans Mosengo, Jason Tamba, Tula Ben Ari, Titi Tsira, Peter Bunetta, Robin Moxey, Roberto Luti, Keiko Komaki, and Claire Finley.

Their Bluesfest appearance promises a live set packed with infectious energy and soul-stirring sounds. They’ll be joined by powerhouse singer Mihirangi for the first live rendition of “When the Levee Breaks” from Song Around the World.

Playing For Change is dedicated to unifying the world through the power of music. The primary focus of the organisation is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments as part of Songs Around the World, which brings their respective talents and cultural power together in innovative videos.

Jack Johnson, Jackson Browne, Sara Bareilles, and many more acclaimed global artists have taken part in the series.

This initiative led to the formation of the Playing For Change Band, a tangible, travelling representation of its mission, featuring musicians met along their journey across the world.

To date, Playing For Change has recorded and filmed musicians in over 60 countries with videos that have garnered over 1.75 billion views across 193 countries.

If you’re heading to Bluesfest 2024, you can catch Playing For Change Band at the following times: Saturday between 3:30pm-4:30pm, Sunday between 10:30pm-11:30pm, and Monday between 9:45pm-10:45pm.

Also playing the iconic blues and roots festival for its 35th birthday are Tom Jones, Jimmy Barnes, The Teskey Brothers, Brad Cox, Meshell Ndegeocello, and many more. In total, a whopping 65 acts from Australia and beyond will perform at Bluesfest over the Easter Weekend.

To learn more about Playing For Change, visit their official website. More information about Bluesfest 2024 can be found here