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http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_receives_prestigious_guidestar_gold_status#When:21:55:47ZThe 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.
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/brazil_school_gains_ground#When:23:37:47ZOn 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.]]>2015-02-17T23:37:47+00:00M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/aquila_corde_supports_playing_for_change#When:00:34:42ZThe 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!]]>2015-02-11T00:34:42+00:00M60o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/the_sun_shines_above_us_all_the_same#When:21:06:29ZWith 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!]]>2015-02-09T21:06:29+00:00M80o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/two_americans_visit_the_ecole_de_musique_de_kirina#When:20:14:21ZJeff 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.]]>2015-02-03T20:14:21+00:00M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/students_in_france_organize_benefit_concert#When:22:06:02ZThe 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.]]>2015-01-26T22:06:02+00:00M120o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/winners_of_the_world_citizen_artists_competition_announced#When:23:19:40ZThis 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.]]>2015-01-13T23:19:40+00:00M140o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/los_angeles_music_students_play_for_change_in_first_ever_practice_a_thon#When:20:42:34ZStudents 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!
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/pfcf_students_in_south_africa_perform_qongqothwane_the_click_song#When:18:34:53ZToday 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.
http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/curitiba_brasil_centenas_de_musicos_milhares_de_pessoas_um_sonho#When:19:52:08ZA 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.]]>2014-12-18T19:52:08+00:00