string(10415) " 1424958228 <![CDATA[Playing For Change Foundation RSS Feed]]> {path='news'} The News RSS Feed for Playing for Change Foundation. en-us jeremy@engine7films.com Copyright 2015 2015-02-23T22:55:47+00:00 M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_receives_prestigious_guidestar_gold_status http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_receives_prestigious_guidestar_gold_status#When:21:55:47Z The Playing For Change Foundation recently received the GuidesStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar.org, the premier source of nonprofit information. This recognition demonstrates the PFC Foundation’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.  The foundation has worked hard to showcase their progress toward their mission, and believes in being transparent about their work.

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2015-02-23T21:55:47+00:00
M20o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/brazil_school_gains_ground http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/brazil_school_gains_ground#When:23:37:47Z On February 6th, Gustavo Fruet, Mayor of Curitiba, and Ubiraci Rodrigues, President of the Popular Housing Company of Curitiba (or COHAB), signed a free lease term for transfer of land to the Residents Association of Cajuru. The international organization Playing For Change will build a music school program there that the local community can attend for free.

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2015-02-17T23:37:47+00:00
M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/aquila_corde_supports_playing_for_change http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/aquila_corde_supports_playing_for_change#When:00:34:42Z The wonderful people at Aquila Corde generously donated new ukelele strings to our Khlong Toey Music Program in Thailand. Daniela and Mimmo graciously reached out to Playing For Change Foundation and offered to ship us as many sets of strings as we needed. The students in Khlong Toey were very excited to receive them!

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2015-02-11T00:34:42+00:00
M60o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/the_sun_shines_above_us_all_the_same http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/the_sun_shines_above_us_all_the_same#When:21:06:29Z With some help from their friends and PFC Ambassadors, the Nanglen Band, the students at Khlong Toey Music Program in Thailand wrote and recorded their own special verse to add to “A Better Place.” The song was originally recorded by Playing For Change in partnership with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund.
“The sun shines above us all the same,” they sing. How right these sweet kids are!

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2015-02-09T21:06:29+00:00
M80o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/two_americans_visit_the_ecole_de_musique_de_kirina http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/two_americans_visit_the_ecole_de_musique_de_kirina#When:20:14:21Z Jeff and Robert, two musicians from New Orleans, visited École de Musique de Kirina on January 31st, 2015. Jeff, who has his own band, plays an African drum called a Dundun and teaches many kids at music schools in New Orleans. He said there is a hundreds-year history between Mali and New Orleans. According to that history some of the first people to arrive in the land of New Orleans were Abu Bakr II, a Malian emperor, and his men.

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2015-02-03T20:14:21+00:00
M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/students_in_france_organize_benefit_concert http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/students_in_france_organize_benefit_concert#When:22:06:02Z The 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.

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2015-01-26T22:06:02+00:00
M120o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/winners_of_the_world_citizen_artists_competition_announced http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/winners_of_the_world_citizen_artists_competition_announced#When:23:19:40Z This 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.

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2015-01-13T23:19:40+00:00
M140o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/los_angeles_music_students_play_for_change_in_first_ever_practice_a_thon http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/los_angeles_music_students_play_for_change_in_first_ever_practice_a_thon#When:20:42:34Z Students 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!

 

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2015-01-06T20:42:34+00:00
M160o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_students_in_south_africa_perform_qongqothwane_the_click_song http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_students_in_south_africa_perform_qongqothwane_the_click_song#When:18:34:53Z Today 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.

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2014-12-27T18:34:53+00:00
M180o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/curitiba_brasil_centenas_de_musicos_milhares_de_pessoas_um_sonho http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/curitiba_brasil_centenas_de_musicos_milhares_de_pessoas_um_sonho#When:19:52:08Z 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.

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2014-12-18T19:52:08+00:00
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