On July 1st, Jamaican strategist and organizer Andrea Davis founded “International Reggae Day™” with the purpose of celebrating the best of Jamaica’s musical creativity, uniting the reggae community around the world in one day.
Reggae Day was inspired by Winnie Mandela’s speech in Kingston, Jamaica in 1992 in which she admired the genre’s capacity to encourage, inspire and unite people.
Ever since its origins, reggae has been a huge influence in Jamaica’s cultural and musical roots mixing African and European instruments like guitar, bongo, and banjo, creating the foundations for the genre and inspiring others to follow the philosophy of Rastafari culture, giving birth to iconic figures like Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Toots & The Maytals, among others.
We invite you to celebrate this day with this special playlist from our PFC musicians:
Mr. Bobby | Afro Fiesta featuring I-Taweh | Playing For Change | Live Outside
“Originally by Manu Chao”
Soul Rebel featuring Bunny Wailer and Manu Chao | Song Around The World | Playing For Change
“Originally by Bob Marley & The Wailers”
War/No More Trouble feat. Bono | Playing for Change | Song Around The World
One Love (Bob Marley) feat. Manu Chao | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
“Originally by Bob Marley”
Get Up Stand Up feat. Skip and Cedella Marley (2020) | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley) feat. Baaba Maal | Playing For Change | Song Around the World
“Originally by Bob Marley”
Equal Rights | Afro Fiesta | Playing For Change | Live Outside
Trenchtown Rock | Afro Fiesta | Playing For Change | Live Outside
Jah Guide | Playing For Change Band | Live in Australia
54-46 Was My Number | Playing For Change Band | Live in Brazil
Back To Your Roots | Playing For Change Band | Live in Brazil
Natural Mystic/Just a Little Bit feat. Jack Johnson | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
Rasta Children feat. Nattali Rize – Brushy One String | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
I Shot the Sheriff | Bob Marley Cover | Playing For Change | Live Outside
Mama Africa (Peter Tosh) feat. Andrew Tosh | Song Around The World | Playing For Change
“Originally by Peter Tosh”
Babylon | Los Pinguos | Playing For Change
“Original song by Los Pinguos”
Run | Playing For Change Band live in Goiânia
Playing for Change grew from a humble dream to make the world a little brighter, and now supports musicians all over the world. For only $5 a month, become a Member and enjoy the entire PFC music catalogue, receive discounts in our shop, and know 20% of your Membership is donated directly to the Playing for Change Foundation.