More from The Beat's interview with Raan Williams of Playing for Change

In case you haven't made up your mind about checking out Playing for Change tonight at the Lincoln Theatre, even after reading our primo print piece, maybe a little Playing for Change video will help.

Click here to watch the intro to PFC video spot.

"The idea was to film and record street musicians live outside," PFC producer/manager Raan Williams said. "We started with Roger Ridley at ther Santa Monica promenade because it was close to where we lived. Then we added others like Grandpa Elliott from New Orleans. As we go we were building a track of people who'd never met but could listen to those who's been recorded before as they were playing or singing."