NEWS

Oct
29

439 Events, 60 Countries, 1 Amazing Day

by Jeremy Elliott

After months of planning, scouting, organizing, volunteering, and promoting, thousands of people around the world came together for the biggest and best Playing For Change Day yet! The 4th annual PFC Day was a record-breaker, with 439 events in 60 countries—nearly 100 events more than we had in 2013! And from Latvia to Gabon to Vanuatu, many countries are being represented on the PFC Day map for the first time and making their voices heard through this yearly event.

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Oct
10

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: http://www.wcacompetition.com. Submissions in all categories are due on November 16th, and winners will be announced on December 5th.

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Sep
30
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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