Playing For Change was started back in 2005 with the goal to:
…inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race.
In the past 6 years they have released multiple albums and toured the world several times over. You can support Playing for Change by pre-ordering their second studio album Songs Around the World, Part 2 which will be released on May 10, 2011 and check out the Playing for Change website for more information, videos and inspiration.