Learn about PFCF's Music Programs

The mission is the same, but each program and community is different. With every project we learn something new.




Dec 01, 2014

Thank You For Believing

by William Aura

Today we are privileged to share a video from the teachers and children of the PFC Foundation music program in Khlong Toey, a community in Bangkok, Thailand, where 100,000 people live in a 2-square-mile radius and face many challenges every day. Music is bringing joy and hope to the children who participate in the program, to the teachers, and to supporters from around the world.  This moving… more

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Dec 17, 2014

Curitiba, Brazil: Hundreds of Musicians, Thousands of People, One Dream

by Elizabeth Hunter

PFCF is launching its first music program in South America—in Curitiba, Brazil—thanks to the amazing work of a community that decided to take action through the power of music. Having hosted a record-breaking Playing For Change Day extravaganza boasting over 100 performances throughout the city, as well as a sold-out PFC Band concert for over 1,400, the Curitiba team inspires all of us and has… more

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Dec 27, 2014

PFCF Students in South Africa perform “Qongqothwane (The Click Song)”

by Shauna Murray

Today we share with you a traditional folk song of the Xhosa people of South Africa, recorded earlier this year at the PFCF music program in Gugulethu. As we prepare to greet the New Year, we do so with hope, and wish you a happy, healthy, peaceful and MUSICAL 2015. We hope you enjoy “Qongqothwane” and the message of good fortune it brings.

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Djembe repair

Allows local craftsmen to replace the head of a djembe (hand drum)

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Transport for Music Teacher

Transport for a local music teacher

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Purchase 1 Acoustic Guitar

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Teacher salary

Provides one month’s teacher salary

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