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http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/students_in_france_organize_benefit_concert#When:22:06:02ZThe SoundRise concert is a project organised by French engineering students who want to have a positive impact on the world. Thus, on the 7th of June, more than two hundred students of the campus in Metz and from the East of France came together to enjoy bands from the local scene and support the first edition of SoundRise. As a result, we were able to make a profit of €100 that we are proudly giving to the Foundation.
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/winners_of_the_world_citizen_artists_competition_announced#When:23:19:40ZThis past fall of 2014, visual and musical artists from around the world were invited to submit works to the World Citizen Artists competition, in partnership with the Playing For Change Foundation and Belgravia Gallery in London. Artists were asked to submit works centered around the theme of “Peace,” and the panel of judges from our three organizations were delighted to see the outpouring of talent from artists all over the world. Songsters and songstresses sung and rapped their hearts out to tell the world what peace means to them, and the results were every bit as inspiring as you’d imagine.]]>2015-01-13T23:19:40+00:00M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/los_angeles_music_students_play_for_change_in_first_ever_practice_a_thon#When:20:42:34ZStudents of the Los Angeles-based Schuler Music Studio spent the last weeks of 2014 playing for positive global change as part of the studio’s first ever Practice-A-Thon, in which funds were raised according to the amount of time each student spent in weekly practice at their instruments. In total, The Schuler Music Studio raised $2,400 for the Playing For Change Foundation!
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_students_in_south_africa_perform_qongqothwane_the_click_song#When:18:34:53ZToday we share with you a traditional folk song of the Xhosa people of South Africa, recorded earlier this year at the PFCF music program in Gugulethu. As we prepare to greet the New Year, we do so with hope, and wish you a happy, healthy, peaceful and MUSICAL 2015. We hope you enjoy “Qongqothwane” and the message of good fortune it brings.
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/curitiba_brasil_centenas_de_musicos_milhares_de_pessoas_um_sonho#When:19:52:08ZA Fundação PFC está lançando seu primeiro programa de música na América do Sul, em Curitiba , Brasil. Este trabalho incrível deve-se a uma comunidade que decidiu agir através do poder da música. O Playing for Change Day 2014 na cidade de Curitiba foi um sucesso,bateu recordes de mais de 100 apresentações por toda a cidade, bem como o show da banda PFC com ingressos esgotados para mais de 1.400 pessoas. A equipe de Curitiba inspira todos nós e despertou a paixão PFC entre as pessoas no Brasil.]]>2014-12-18T19:52:08+00:00M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/curitiba_brazil_hundreds_of_musicians_thousands_of_people_one_dream#When:18:32:49ZPFCF is launching its first music program in South America—in Curitiba, Brazil—thanks to the amazing work of a community that decided to take action through the power of music. Having hosted a record-breaking Playing For Change Day extravaganza boasting over 100 performances throughout the city, as well as a sold-out PFC Band concert for over 1,400, the Curitiba team inspires all of us and has ignited the PFC passion among the people in Brazil.
Check out this new video and discover how this all came together. Take a tour of the community of Cajuru where the new program will be located. Join the amazing Curitiba team and other passionate visionaries like them to provide music education for children in need around the world.
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/sarangi_instruments#When:21:51:05ZThe Sarangi is a folk Nepalese string instrument. Unlike Classical Indian Sarangi, it has four strings and all of them are played. Although originally used for voice accompaniments, the Sarangi gained a reputation as a wonderful solo instrument. The technique used is to play the main strings with the tops of the fingernails of the left hand. It is bowed with a heavy bow. The instrument is made of a block of tun wood, with a goatskin stretched over the body. When played by a master, the Sarangi is capable of closely imitating the nuances of the human voice.]]>2014-12-15T21:51:05+00:00M130o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/10_days_in_tintale_village#When:00:54:34ZMy name is Emily Randall, and this Fall I visited the Foundation’s music and art programs throughout Nepal. I’m writing to you today because sometimes when we give, we don’t know how much it will matter. I wanted to take a moment to share with you the incredible impact of your generosity, which I’ve now been fortunate enough to see firsthand.
Part of my journey took place in remote Tintale Village, where I grew especially close with a beautiful 10 year-old girl named Usha. Usha participates in the music program and the Mother’s Society women’s rights and anti-trafficking program. I had the opportunity to teach her music class, and it was a joy to watch her play. While normally quite shy, Usha lit up with excitement and confidence during her turn to practice in front of the class. She was eager to help the other students learn and succeed as well. It felt as if I was watching her grow up in a series of musical moments.
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/classrooms_separated_by_8000_miles_connect_through_music_and_art#When:23:19:14ZIn the fall of 2013, students from the Multicultural Music Program at Morgantown Learning Academy (MLA) in West Virginia, led by their teacher Jen-Osha Buysse, reached halfway around the world to our students in the Udayapur Music Program in Tintale Village, Nepal. The Nepali children were thrilled to receive a hearty “Namaste” from their new American friends through the letters, pictures and songs that they sent. The Tintale kids responded through art, proudly presenting their school by drawing pictures of it to send back to the kids in West Virginia.]]>2014-12-05T23:19:14+00:00M170o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/thank_you_for_believing#When:00:21:53ZToday we are privileged to share a video from the teachers and children of the PFC Foundation music program in Khlong Toey, a community in Bangkok, Thailand, where 100,000 people live in a 2-square-mile radius and face many challenges every day. Music is bringing joy and hope to the children who participate in the program, to the teachers, and to supporters from around the world. This moving story reflects the mutual love and inspiration that is possible when we come together to help one another achieve our dreams. We share it with you and encourage you to support our music programs worldwide as we build the dream together through music.]]>2014-12-02T00:21:53+00:00