“No matter who you are…no matter where you go in your life…at some point you’re gonna need somebody to stand by you…No matter how much money you got, or the friends you got, you’re gonna need somebody to stand by you…”
This “playing for change” video which follows is inspiring. The seasoned voices of Roger Ridley and Grandpa Elliott speak prophetic hope into our hearts as they echo the well-known refrain of “Stand By Me.”
They are joined by a multi-ethnic world orchestra, including Clarence Bekker, the Twin Eagle drum group, Roberto Luti, Dimitri Dolganov, Stefano Tomaselli – great sax!, Vusi Mahlasela and many others.
Beyond the musical dexterity, let’s overhear a world-wide message.
We need each other…and we need friends!
May you have someone to stand by you…