Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” Played By Musicians Around the World

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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Relat­ed Con­tent 

“When The Lev­ee Breaks” Per­formed by John Paul Jones & Musi­cians Around the World

How Nirvana’s Icon­ic “Smells Like Teen Spir­it” Came to Be: An Ani­mat­ed Video Nar­rat­ed by T‑Bone Bur­nett Tells the True Sto­ry

1,000 Musi­cians Play Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spir­it” Live, at the Same Time

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