The News RSS Feed for Playing for Change Foundation.firstname.lastname@example.orgCopyright 20142014-03-05T21:52:23+00:00M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_to_my_ears#When:20:52:23ZOn the morning of Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, I was able to visit Pokie and Derrick of Ntonga Music School. Although it was too early for the younger ones to arrive at Ntonga, I was able to witness Pokie giving a one-on-one bass lesson to an older student of his. When asked how he enjoyed Ntonga, a huge smile spread across the blossoming bass player’s face and he said, “I love it. I come here every day, every single day, before work. It is my passion.”
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/benefit_concert_in_lyon_france#When:19:50:55ZWe are honored to announce an original benefit concert for the Playing For Change Foundation on March 24th in Lyon, France. “Scenes de Rue” (Street Scenes) is a creation of French conductor Philippe Fournier, who sets up a unique musical collaboration on stage between a symphony orchestra, streets musicians, and Playing For Change videos. PFC Band members Clarence Bekker and Tal Ben Ari “Tula” will join the magic and perform some of the classic “Songs Around the World” with the Orchestre Symphonique Confluence.]]>2014-03-05T19:50:55+00:00M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/t_shirts_for_our_music_school_in_mali#When:09:50:12ZAll the teachers, students and the administrators of Ecole de Musique de Kirina are happy to thank David Pick, our kind and amazing Australian friend who offered more than 300 t-shirts to Ecole de Music de Kirina. David is an Australian musician who wants to help bring positive change through arts and music Education. That is why he supports the Playing For Change Foundation mission…]]>2014-02-25T09:50:12+00:00M60o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_can_stop_the_war#When:19:19:29ZWe are pleased to present this short documentary film, MUSIC CAN STOP THE WAR, which offers a glimpse into life in Katari and gives the students an opportunity to reveal to us their innermost feelings about the impact of music in their lives.
The Nepali people living in the Terai face daily challenges that few of us in the western world could ever imagine, yet learning and performing music often becomes a primary source of healing and rejuvenation. PFCF’s vital effort continues to benefit each and every student in an amazing way and it’s all because of your support. The children have asked us to represent them. This is their message to you.]]>2014-02-11T19:19:29+00:00M80o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/skye_salveson#When:22:29:08ZAs a teacher, I am constantly awed and inspired by what my students think, dream and share. It’s truly amazing when you listen, when you give a child a voice and an opportunity to make sense of the world around them.]]>2014-01-27T22:29:08+00:00M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/our_gift_to_you_tula_dedicates_a_song_for_pfcf_music_students#When:16:57:29ZPlaying For Change Band member Tula dedicates a song to our students around the world.
This song, called “Sudafrica Canción Antigua,” was written by Uruguayan composer Ruben Rada and is a anthem against racism that advocates for equality between races.]]>2013-12-30T16:57:29+00:00M120o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/playing_for_change_foundation_honored_as_2013_top_rated_non_profit#When:23:31:09ZWe’re thrilled to announce the Playing For Change Foundation has been honored with a prestigious 2013 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 we received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.]]>2013-12-20T23:31:09+00:00M140o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/art_for_arts_sake_big_fundraising_ideas_from_primary_school_in_canada#When:01:41:07ZAt the Playing For Change Foundation we dream big. We want to see music be an opportunity for all children regardless of geographic or economic constraints. While many of our goals are global, a big part of reaching those goals happens at the local level.]]>2013-12-11T01:41:07+00:00M160o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/announcing_the_stand_by_me_student_scholarship_program#When:05:10:04ZOn any given day you have a lot of choices. You decide what you’ll do and how you’ll respond to things that come your way.
For all the times you choose love—and by that I mean you embrace hope, abundance, connection to others, forgiveness, kindness, resilience or generosity— you don’t do it alone. You make those choices because along the way you’ve been touched by people who believed in you—people who have stood by you.
In that spirit, we invite you to pay it forward and offer support and encouragement by funding a scholarship for a student at one of our music schools and programs.
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/exciting_news_all_the_way_from_tintale_village_nepal#When:23:29:15ZThe Playing For Change Foundation is thrilled to announce that we are expanding our Udayapur Music Program in Tintale Village, Nepal to accommodate even more children with a passion to learn and play music with one another. Program changes also mean that students who previously had walked two hours each way to attend classes will now be able to do so in their own communities. Right now we are constructing two new rooms at the existing school. One will house instruments, provide space for music education, and serve as a hub of activity for the Mother’s Society. The other will become a cybercafé, providing critical learning opportunities and access to the world for children and adults in the village.