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Feb 05
Bizung School of Music and Dance

A New Van for Bizung

Benjamin Cohn

Fulbright-MTVu Fellowship recipient Benjamin Cohn raises more than $3,000 in 6 weeks on IndieGoGo to fund a new passenger van for the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana – a project that receives sponsorship from the Playing For Change Foundation.

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Jan 26

TO SERVE AND BRING RELIEF: GIMME SHELTER PROJECT CHANGES LIVES

William Aura

It was April 25, 2015 when the earthquake devastated vast areas of Nepal. The rainy season has come and gone and as winter sets in, government inaction and the Indian blockade means two million people are still homeless or living in a makeshift shelter seven months after the earthquake. Nepal is no stranger to challenges. Yet this current situation is unprecedented. 28 million people are now facing a severe nationwide humanitarian crisis. Despite these challenges, representatives of PFCF came to Nepal to build and provide a sheltered home for as many desperate people as possible.

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Jan 12
Bizung School of Music and Dance

LET’S DANCE: Classrooms in Ghana and Philadelphia exchange videos of their favorite dance moves

As part of a cross cultural learning project, students in West Africa and the Northeast United States have been recording videos of their classes performing some of their favorite dance moves and sharing them with each other. The PFCF Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, performed a traditional Ghanian dance they’ve been learning and sent it to their new friends in Philadelphia, PA. The 6th grade class at The Philadelphia School responded with the hip hop “Nae Nae” dance to the popular track “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó. It’s the Bizung School’s turn to respond to the Nae Nae -- we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

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Dec 28
École De Musique de Kirina

Music Unites Schools in Mali and Brazil (Video)

To welcome their new friends to the PFCF family, students and staff at École de Musique de Kirina in Mali recorded a groove and dedicated it to the Cajuru Music School in Curitiba, Brazil.

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Dec 16
Khlong Toey Music Program

One Act of Compassion

The Joy Business is alive and well! PFCF students and teachers in Bangkok, Thailand, wanted help their friends in Nepal after the earthquake. They organized an event, and long-time PFC musician and band member, Clarence Bekker, joined the group for a week of workshops, rehearsals and performance. In addition to having lots of fun, they raised $3,000 to build transitional housing for six families.

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