NEWS

Apr
20

PFCF Represents at Byron Bay Bluesfest

by William Aura

With one of the biggest lineups in recent years showcasing a diverse range of international superstars and bluesfest veterans - there was indeed a unifying spirit in the air. The Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s premiere Blues & Roots Music Festival with more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world artists. In addition to seven all weather performance stages, there are licensed bars, undercover food courts, food and market stalls. The Bluesfest has consistently grown in popularity over the years and now over 100,000 tickets are sold annually to the 5-day event.

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Apr
07

Music In Our Schools? YES!

by Shauna Murray

“Music education matters.” We heard this message loud and clear in the outpouring of support and enthusiatic participation from the Playing For Change community last month. While celebrating Music In Our Schools Month in March, many PFCF students, teachers, parents, community members, and supporters experienced the joy of learning and sharing music, and took action to be part of the positive change it can make. We’re excited to share some highlights with you…

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Mar
16
Khlong Toey Music Program

Making It Happen (Video)

by William Aura

Want to see something really special? Two of our Asian Music programs have made a milestone classroom connection via Skype. The Khlong Toey Music program in Thailand and the Musica Music Institute in Nepal have come together to share their love of music and of our PFCF programs via a large-screen, real-time internet connection. Check out this video from their special day and listen as the students perform their favorite song together: “Stand By Me”!

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