Announcing the World Citizen Artists Competition!

by Jeremy Elliott

Calling all artists and musicians!

Global art movement, World Citizens Artists (WCA) , in partnership with the Belgravia Gallery and Playing For Change Foundation, has opened a global art and music competition to promote peace leading into the 2014 holiday season.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Peace” and artists of any level of skill and experience are eligable to enter. Visual artists and musicians are encouraged to create paintings, sculpture, drawings and original songs that express the idea of peace. Those who are interested in participating in the contest can apply at: Submissions in all categories are due on November 16th, and winners will be announced on December 5th.

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École De Musique de Kirina

PFC Day Returns to Kirina, Mali

by Thea Karki

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the global community came out to show their support for the 4th Annual Playing For Change Day. The Playing For Change Foundation school in Mali, Ecole de Musique de Kirina, has actively participated in PFC Day since 2011, creating an event and sharing the joy and love with their community each year on this special day.

Weeks before the event, the students and teachers at Ecole de Musique de Kirina began making preparations for PFC Day 2014. This year’s celebration included performances by students, teachers, special guests and some of Mali’s finest musicians. The most exciting part of this PFC Day is that the students were able showcase what they’ve learned at the school for their community and the world.

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Keb’Mo’ Plays Benefit Concert in Portola Valley, CA

by Shauna Murray

Tickets are on sale now for this very special event featuring performances by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and bluesman, Keb’ Mo, plus San Francisco favorite LUCE Band, and Danish sensation Claes Cem. This world-class line-up will perform at an intimate gathering on a private estate in Portola Valley on Sunday, October 5, 2014, with all proceeds benefitting the Playing For Change Foundation’s music education programs in underserved communities all over the globe.

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