string(10307) " 1429566367 <![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 2015-04-20T23:10:06+00:00 M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_represents_at_byron_bay_bluesfest http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_represents_at_byron_bay_bluesfest#When:22:10:06Z With one of the biggest lineups in recent years showcasing a diverse range of international superstars and bluesfest veterans - there was indeed a unifying spirit in the air. The Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s premiere Blues & Roots Music Festival with more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world artists. In addition to seven all weather performance stages, there are licensed bars, undercover food courts, food and market stalls. The Bluesfest has consistently grown in popularity over the years and now over 100,000 tickets are sold annually to the 5-day event.

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2015-04-20T22:10:06+00:00
M20o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_in_our_schools_yes http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_in_our_schools_yes#When:19:35:46Z “Music education matters.” We heard this message loud and clear in the outpouring of support and enthusiatic participation from the Playing For Change community last month. While celebrating Music In Our Schools Month in March, many PFCF students, teachers, parents, community members, and supporters experienced the joy of learning and sharing music, and took action to be part of the positive change it can make. We’re excited to share some highlights with you…

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2015-04-07T19:35:46+00:00
M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/making_it_happen http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/making_it_happen#When:23:04:25Z Want to see something really special? Two of our Asian Music programs have made a milestone classroom connection via Skype. The Khlong Toey Music program in Thailand and the Musica Music Institute in Nepal have come together to share their love of music and of our PFCF programs via a large-screen, real-time internet connection. Check out this video from their special day and listen as the students perform their favorite song together: “Stand By Me”!

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2015-03-16T23:04:25+00:00
M60o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/a_day_with_guem_student_at_the_kirina_music_school_in_mali_video http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/a_day_with_guem_student_at_the_kirina_music_school_in_mali_video#When:11:49:43Z PFCF music student, Guem, lives in Mali’s capital city of Bamako and travels 30 kilometers by bus to attend classes at École de Musique de Kirina. Meet his friends, follow him on his journey to the music school, and see how studying music has changed his life.

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2015-03-11T11:49:43+00:00
M80o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/meet_our_percussion_teacher_in_mali_video http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/meet_our_percussion_teacher_in_mali_video#When:11:44:15Z Seidou Kone receives us at his home in a village near Kirina, Mali, and explains how working as a teacher at École de Musique de Kirina has changed his life and how the music  school has created a positive impact in the community.

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2015-03-11T11:44:15+00:00
M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/march_is_music_in_our_schools_month http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/march_is_music_in_our_schools_month#When:22:52:56Z Playing For Change Foundation is celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with a special campaign and we need your support. If you believe that music is a vital part of a strong education for our children, you can make a difference! By creating your own special page and sharing it with your network, you can bring music into the lives of children worldwide.

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2015-03-09T22:52:56+00:00
M120o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/more_teachers_more_students_more_music_in_lalitpur http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/more_teachers_more_students_more_music_in_lalitpur#When:19:31:26Z The Hari Kul Music Program has been a source of music and inspiration for young people in the Lalitpur district of Nepal for the past three years. The music program that began in his humble drum shop has expanded into the newly-founded Musica Music Institute! The new, expanded program, established by brothers Dinesh and Mahesh Nakarmi, has access to computers, the ability to introduce recording classes and will hold more public performances so the students can showcase what they’ve learned.

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2015-03-09T19:31:26+00:00
M140o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcs_bloomington_ambassador_starts_concert_series http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcs_bloomington_ambassador_starts_concert_series#When:22:27:48Z I was first inspired by Playing For Change along with many people in the rest of the world when the Stand By Me video went viral. I started following the media project and fell in love when I saw that the foundation was established and had started providing music education around the world. In college I studied Ethnomusicology, Spanish, and Management, and I have always dreamed of doing work that uses the arts for community enrichment and empowerment.

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2015-03-02T22:27:48+00:00
M160o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr 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
M180o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/musica_al_mundo http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/musica_al_mundo#When:10:22:45Z Música al Mundo is a charity project started in Buenos Aires,Argentina, based on the idea of Playing For Change to connect people by music. In 2014 three festivals were held in Buenos Aires where organizations took part and worked with pupils that live in bad economic circumstances.- Música al Mundo es un proyecto fundado en Buenos Aires, basado en el proyecto de Playing for Change de conectar a los pueblos a través de la música. Es por eso que durante el año 2014 se realizaron 3 festivales en Buenos Aires y en los que participaron entidades que trabajan con alumnos que viven en situación de bajos recursos económicos.

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