string(10117) " 1441206031 <![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 2015-09-02T17:32:30+00:00 M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/playing_for_nepal_one_act_of_kindness_a_benefit_concert_in_thailand_for_nep http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/playing_for_nepal_one_act_of_kindness_a_benefit_concert_in_thailand_for_nep#When:16:32:30Z I have never experienced an event where there was so much deep concern for their fellow man. It’s still sharp in my mind that as our dear Thai friend Atom spoke to the crowd about the heartbreaking conditions in Nepal - he openly wept.

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2015-09-02T16:32:30+00:00
M20o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_is_my_loyal_friend http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_is_my_loyal_friend#When:22:53:30Z “Expressing yourself through an instrument helps calm the inner spirit.” ~Daniel Dupont, past and present PFC Day event host

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2015-09-01T22:53:30+00:00
M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/discover_the_mirpur_music_program_in_bangladesh http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/discover_the_mirpur_music_program_in_bangladesh#When:15:20:01Z We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Mirpur Music program, in Dakha Bangladesh, who provides music education to 500 children. Lead by our two teachers Tuhin and Rakib the program is developed across several elementary and primary schools in the area of Mirpur through a partnership with local NPO SpaandanB.

 

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2015-08-31T15:20:01+00:00
M60o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/falling_in_love_with_nepali_music http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/falling_in_love_with_nepali_music#When:00:02:22Z My first experience with traditional Nepali music came at a Playing For Change concert in Bangkok. I arrived and immediately realized I was getting involved with something incredibly special. Since that night I have fallen in love with traditional Nepali music and have gotten to spend time with fantastic musicians, meet inspiring teachers and see great PFCF programs…

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2015-08-25T00:02:22+00:00
M80o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/in_el_salvador http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/in_el_salvador#When:20:38:03Z “I love music, what it makes me feel, and how for that brief moment during live presentations everyone at one time just unites and enjoys the show, like when everyone sings along with the artist. For that moment, there is no violence, no fighting, and differences are erased – all that remains is a common feeling of having a good time. We share the peace through music message so we decided to join Playing for Change Day by creating an event to make a contribution to our country to achieve its desire of peace. We help to achieve peace through what we love, music.” ~Eduardo Paredes, PFC Day Event Creator. Eduardo and friends are organizing a Playing for Change Day event in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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2015-08-21T20:38:03+00:00
M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/mixing_music_and_humanitarian_work_in_france http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/mixing_music_and_humanitarian_work_in_france#When:22:47:58Z “Music can unite people, create an understanding, and transmit feelings far better than any language. A song may move you, even if you don’t understand the language it’s sung in. It can open people’s minds towards other cultures and bring joy and positive energy in many forms. Music is inspiration for other arts like dance, painting, and sculpting, and can bring people of different horizons together without regard of their backgrounds.” ~Katja Urban, Music Technician and PFC Day Event Creator

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2015-08-20T22:47:58+00:00
M120o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/introduction_to_music_rhythm_and_melody http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/introduction_to_music_rhythm_and_melody#When:00:33:03Z Elementary music classes destined to kids between 5 and 12 years old   provide an initiation to music for young kids in order to prepare them to be able to sing and practice a musical instrument. Rythm exercices, clapping in time, counting, basic body percussion, destined to create music internalization and develop a capacity to learn musical instyruments.

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2015-08-15T00:33:03+00:00
M140o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/jazz_blues_band_plays_for_change_in_sarajevo http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/jazz_blues_band_plays_for_change_in_sarajevo#When:00:03:19Z “In my country some people, not all of them, are still divided by nationality and religion. This thing that separates them is not good for children to come, for the future. We have to prepare our present for generations to come. We have to make a country that can be solid soil, where we can be proud to raise children. In my opinion there is no better way than to unite and to help children of the present [than with music]. You see if we unite to help children now, someday they will work together united as well. All of this with the power of music, which is much greater than people are aware of.” ~Nina Babic, Musician and PFC Day Event Creator

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2015-08-05T00:03:19+00:00
M160o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/your_gift_of_music_at_work http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/your_gift_of_music_at_work#When:18:03:03Z Students and teachers at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, have come together to record a song written by Halik, one of the students at the school. The song is titled “Bohami Bagsim”, which literally means “Learn Skills” and evokes how much Halik values everything he has learned at the school. He offers this song in dedication to PFCF supporters. Turn it up and enjoy the sweet sounds of music from the Bizung School!

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2015-07-22T18:03:03+00:00
M180o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/teacher_spotlight_seidou_kone http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/teacher_spotlight_seidou_kone#When:19:43:29Z More often than not, when you read about music education, you hear about all the benefits learning music can have on a child: more self-esteem, better collaboration with peers, and increased learning in primary school, to name a few. The benefits of these programs extend beyond the students participating in them, however; the seed of change that is planted in the school grows to include the teachers, their families, and the communities they live in.

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