string(9939) " 1397856501 <![CDATA[Playing For Change Foundation RSS Feed]]> {path='news'} The News RSS Feed for Playing for Change Foundation. en-us jeremy@engine7films.com Copyright 2014 2014-04-18T22:02:14+00:00 M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/gonje http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/gonje#When:21:02:14Z The gonje is a mysterious instrument—strange and uncanny even to those among whom its playing is commonplace. The sounds, the technique, and the crafting of the gonje all make for an intensely singular aural experience. Decorated with scarves and a specially designed brass ball for ornamentation, it is nearly inexplicable for an outside observer to discern how a mass of string tied to a resonator can produce such a range of sounds.

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2014-04-18T21:02:14+00:00
M20o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/jean_paul_samputu_on_music_and_forgiveness_20_years_after_the_rwandan_genoc http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/jean_paul_samputu_on_music_and_forgiveness_20_years_after_the_rwandan_genoc#When:00:07:14Z Twenty years ago, Rwandan musician Jean Paul Samputu was one of the few members of his immediate family who was not killed during the genocide. Here, he speaks with us about his journey to survive, to forgive and to begin again. Music was critical to him finding his way.

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2014-04-17T00:07:14+00:00
M40o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/alan_leguizamon http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/alan_leguizamon#When:23:42:40Z Soy Alan Leguizamón o Sr Alan normalmente conocido de Buenos Aires, Tigre. Musico y profesor de guitarra. He conocido a PFC Buscando a través de la web fundaciones que realicen las mismas acciones que realizo yo como docente voluntario pero a nivel institucional…

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2014-04-11T23:42:40+00:00
M60o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/thailand_meets_madagascar http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/thailand_meets_madagascar#When:00:33:56Z On March 21st, the Khlong Toey Music Program in Bangkok welcomed some special guests. The extraordinary all-female Brazilian percussion group, “Bloco Malagasy”, came from the underprivileged area of Toliara, Madagascar. “Bloco Malagasy” joined PFCF students from the Khlong Toey for a musical cross-cultural exchange. Throughout the day, members of the percussion group and students at Khlong Toey had the opportunity to collaborate on art projects, play music and dance together. The visit provided a space for individual expression and collective inspiration.

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2014-04-10T00:33:56+00:00
M80o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/scenes_de_rue_from_the_streets_to_the_stage http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/scenes_de_rue_from_the_streets_to_the_stage#When:14:22:57Z 2014-03-27T14:22:57+00:00 M100o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/passenger_van_brings_music_to_more_children_in_ghana http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/passenger_van_brings_music_to_more_children_in_ghana#When:17:02:51Z Exciting things are happening at the Bizung School of Music and Dance! We have expanded in amazing ways to bring music and dance to even more children in Tamale, Ghana. Our teachers and administrators were concerned that some of our brightest existing students would be unable to continue taking music classes due to personal circumstances that made it difficult for them to travel to the school. Thanks to the leadership of Bizung Music School Founder Mohammed Alidu and a very generous donation, the Bizung School of Music & Dance now has a van.

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2014-03-21T17:02:51+00:00
M120o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_to_my_ears http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_to_my_ears#When:20:52:23Z On 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.”

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2014-03-05T20:52:23+00:00
M140o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/benefit_concert_in_lyon_france http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/benefit_concert_in_lyon_france#When:19:50:55Z We 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.

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2014-03-05T19:50:55+00:00
M160o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/t_shirts_for_our_music_school_in_mali http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/t_shirts_for_our_music_school_in_mali#When:09:50:12Z All 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…

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2014-02-25T09:50:12+00:00
M180o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_can_stop_the_war http://playingforchange.org/news/detail/music_can_stop_the_war#When:19:19:29Z We 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.

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2014-02-11T19:19:29+00:00
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