‘We Are One’, A Benefit Concert Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Playing For Change Foundation

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I remember when I first saw the Playing For Change video ‘Stand By Me’ in 2008. It was so inspiring to see musicians from all around the world including New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, India, Nepal, the Middle East and Ireland perform the same song in their own individual style.

Since that time,  artists such as Keith Richards, Bono, Jack Johnson, David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett, Sara Bareilles, and Manu Chao have participaed in these multi cultural videos performing songs such as Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ and ‘War/NoMore Trouble’, Otis Redding’s ‘Sitting On The Dock of the Bay’ and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’

Playing For Change’s new record is being released next year and features The Doobie Brothers along with more than 20 musicians from across the globe in a ‘Song Around The World’ version of the band’s iconic hit ‘Listen to the Music’.

Speaking of The Doobie Brothers, they will performing on Tuesday, October 3rd at the beautiful, historic Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, and they won’t be alone.

Also on the bill will be Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett from Little Feat, as well as The Playing For Change Band that features 10 respected musicians from 10 different countries with renowned drummer James Gadson, The Ambassador of Soul, Ellis Hall, legendary harmonica player Lee Oskar and many more

This is one concert you don’t want to miss.  Tickets range from $150, which includes a Meet and Greet reception with the Doobie Brothers and other musicians, priority seating areas with backstage access and exclusive bar, Balcony $35.00 and General Admission $25.00. To purchase: www.playingforchange.org or tickets.alistixs.com

Joan Alperin

About Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death. As a result of his huge following, they created a funny movie review show entitled Two Jews on Film, where Joan and her husband, John would review movies and rate them with bagels You can see their reviews by going to youtube.com/twojewsonfilm. Although it's now only one Jew - Joan is occasionally joined by her beautiful Pekingnese and Japanese Chin.
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