Star School Music Program

Jean Paul Samputu on Music and Forgiveness, 20 Years After the Rwandan Genocide

by Playing For Change Foundation

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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Benefit Event in Argentina

by Alan Leguizamón

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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Khlong Toey Music Program

Thailand Meets Madagascar

by Thea Karki

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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