Playing For Change did it again. They’ve released a compelling music video featuring an assemblage of international musicians performing Nirvana’s 1991 classic, “Come as You Are.” The musicians come from Australia, Hungary, Morocco, Nepal, Brazil and beyond. And they perform with an array of instruments–from the didgeridoo, to the oud, to the sintir–that you don’t commonly associate with the rock idiom. But it all comes together splendidly well.
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,” Ben King’s “Stand by Me” and (our favorite) Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.” Enjoy.
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