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This Is One Song Being Played Around The World, And It Will Make You Smile

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

From Mexico to Los Angeles to Australia to Argentina to Serbia and beyond, everyone is singing "La Bamba!" The video above, which brings together...

If Alan Gross Dies in Cuba... Who Is Responsible?

John McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
John McAuliff

Both countries seem unable to move beyond affirmations of the legitimacy, even moral purpose, of their employees' projects. Each expects the other to act as though its laws are without merit.

WHY Music: Bridging the Cultural Divide

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

I had an amazing musical journey last week. While this isn't so uncommon for me, considering the abundance of opportunities I have to experience, cre...

Playing For Change: Building Schools, One Soulful Note at a Time

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Hyped since its 2004 launch and now in the midst of an expansive international tour, Playing For Change is proving to be so much more than a cover band with multinational cred.

Make Every Day International Peace Day: At Home or at School

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

How can we create a sense of International Peace Day every day? It takes work, and mindful effort, but it doesn't have to be complicated.

No, They Are the World

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

Playing for Change is not just about making pretty videos. It's about connecting a global community where access to medicine, education, and mutual respect are a given.

From the Street to Starbucks and Back Again

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Norman Lear

Today, Starbucks is conducting a live, world-wide sing-along that will span across multiple countries, languages and time zones, featuring artists from around the world singing "All You Need Is Love."

Jo Versus the Zombies: A Burlesque Fight for Healthcare

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In one of the last civilized nations to deny universal health care to its citizens, just because we can put on a show, does not mean we should have to.

10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Gladwell

Our children will inherit a world profoundly changed by the combination of technology and humanity that is social media.

Small Good News: Get Up, Stand Up: Mobilizing To A Global Beat

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Okay, Susan Boyle has reminded us that you do not need to look beautiful to sound beautiful, and research says that music makes us happy, but we are i...

HuffPost Reviews: Bob Dylan - Together Through Life / Playing For Change - Songs Around The World

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Together Through Life is a tonic whose pace is moderate, music is organic, lyrics are intelligent, and feel is refreshingly human.

HuffPost Video Premiere: Playing For Change Presents "Don't Worry"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Featuring over twenty musicians from four continents who have never met, "Don't Worry" makes its auspicious debut today, on Martin Luther King Day, and is featured here.

Figuring Out How To Play For "Change"

Jonathan Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Walls

To ponder our path is overwhelming, but when I simplify its core, I realize we are all still humans being and we are all one.