string(12294) " 1418943489 <![CDATA[Playing For Change Foundation RSS Feed]]> {path='news'} The News RSS Feed for Playing for Change Foundation. en-us Copyright 2014 2014-12-18T20:52:08+00:00 M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr A 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.

M20o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr PFCF 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.

M30o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr The 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.

M50o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr My 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.

M70o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr In 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.

M90o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Today 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.

M110o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr This year, because of people like you, the world is a better place. There is more love, joy, pride, inspiration, compassion, and hope.
There is music that fills the days—and hearts—of strong, powerful, resilient children who have new opportunities to express themselves and to lift their voices.
We are pleased to share with you an update of some of the incredible things that have happened this year, and our plans for the future.

M130o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr #GivingTuesday is a day created in response to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday consumer “holidays” when many merchants offer special deals and discounts to attract more customers and increase sales as the holiday shopping season kicks off. #GivingTuesday is a call to action to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season. It’s a movement to encourage the creativity and energy of people all over the world to work together for GOOD.

The third annual #GivingTuesday is on December 2, 2014. We hope you’ll remember PFCF on #givingtuesday and Give the Gift of Music so together we can create positive change. Donate at, and help spread the word to your family and friends this holiday season!

M150o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr On the 4th Annual Playing For Change Day, Project Blue Hands’ #GiveThanks!: Music, Art & Outreach event took place in Victory Square, an outdoor park space in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, BC.

Project Blue Hands Society is a registered non-profit started by Coco Rosario, who became deeply inspired to do something proactive in response to the dire conditions and air of hopelessness prevalent in DTES, an area of the city noted for a high incidence of poverty, drug use, and homelessness.

M170o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr For the second year in a row, Playing For Change Foundation has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Playing For Change Foundation received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.