Musicians Around the World Play The Band’s Classic Song, “The Weight,” with Help from Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr

Playing For Change, a "movement created to inspire and connect the world through music," has released its latest video--this one featuring musicians from five continents playing "The Weight," a classic song from The Band's 1968 album, Music from Big Pink. Amongst the musicians you'll find The Band's own Robbie Robertson and The Beatle's Ringo Starr. In our archive, find other Playing for Change takes on The Grateful Dead's "Ripple," The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," and Ben King's "Stand by Me." For more, visit Playing for Change's YouTube channel.

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  • Erin says:

    This an absolutely,ridiculously beautiful rendition of The Band!! Happy tears, thanks so much! The countries, the instruments! Stellar! Peace and Love to all of you very beautiful musicians!!! So much Love!! Thank yiu!!

  • Erin says:

    This an absolutely,ridiculously beautiful rendition of The Band!! Happy tears, thanks so much! The countries, the instruments! Stellar! Peace and Love to all of you very beautiful musicians!!! So much Love!! Thank you!!

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