Creating positive change through music & arts education

Creating positive change through music & arts education

"Through the Bizung School...I came to learn about everything in my world. When I play music I become the happiest person in that moment."

Halik, 19 - Bizung School of Music & Dance | Tamale, Ghana

Creating positive change through music & arts education

"I want to play tama and ngoni with all of the children of the world and bring positive change and long life."

Baba, 14 - Ecole de Musique de Kirina | Kirina, Mali

Creating positive change through music & arts education

"One of my dreams is to see my country 10 or 20 years to come, still speaking the same language, Kinyarwanda, dancing the same dances ...and singing the same songs. It will keep us remembering our culture ...when we produce our kids we will teach them."

Sylvie - Star School Music Program | Masaka, Rwanda

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Nov 17, 2015

CALIFORNIA LOVE: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre

For 1 night only an orchestra of all-star musicians plays Dr.Dre's music like you’ve never heard it before. On Saturday, Nov. 21st, Bernie Worrell, Justo Almario, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Dj Rhettmatic, BattleCat, Sly5thAve and very special guests join the 30-piece orchestra at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Proceeds benefit the Playing For Change Foundation’s music education... more

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In response to the enthusiasm of those inspired by 'Songs Around the World' and the mission of the Playing For Change Foundation, PFC Day was created in 2011 to unite the global community through the power of music. Every September, musicians and music lovers all over the world come together to perform on stages and sidewalks, schools and cafes -- all with the goal of bringing creating positive social change and bringing music into the lives of young people. More info

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Provide performance attire for students at the music school in Mali Give this item


Purchase a locally made drum for the Bizung School in Ghana Give this item


Supply a wireless mic for the Mother's Society anti-trafficking program in Nepal Give this item

Stand By Me Scholarship

$12.50/mo or $150/yr provides a student with 1 year of music instruction Give this item