A Song For the Mother's Society

A few weeks ago the Tintale Mother’s Society received the visit of Kishan Adhikari, a Nepali musician and actor based in Spain who has been a close friend of our Nepali team in the Udayapur region for over a decade. This time Kishan came back to Tintale with a single goal: creating a song with … Read More

Our schools in Mali and Ghana join for a residency in Tamale, Ghana

In preparation for the annual Playing For Change Day Festival in Tamale, Ghana, PFCF has organized a musical residency at the Bizung School in Ghana, bringing students and staff from Ecole de Musique de Kirina in Mali. This was the first time that the students from Mali have traveled internationally, and the gathering in Tamale … Read More

Meet Anu, vocal mentor at the Musica Music Institute in Nepal

    Anu started as a student at the Musica Music Institute in  Nepal when she was 16 years old.  She is now a vocal mentor at the Institute and teaches vocals and performance to our students. Our music programs are full of beautiful stories about how music helps young people build character. Watch in … Read More

Kali Devi Karki

Co-Founder Tintale Village Mothers Society Kali Devi Karki was born in Kakurthakur, Sindhuli, and co-founded the Mother’s Society. She was the first in Tintale village to work as a social worker. Devi joined the Mother’s Society because she noticed a lot of discrimination between boys and girls and that girls were being dominated by society. … Read More

Parbati Dahal

Director Tintale Village Mothers Society Parbati Dahal is the Mother’s Society Nepal director and she has been actively working in this organization for 27 years as a counselor, raising awareness, creating programs, and writing drama to express their message. As a child, Parbati was fortunate to go to school and she didn’t feel any gender … Read More

Witnessing the Power of Music

Across the world, PFCF staff and students are using and witnessing the power of music to create positive social change. We’re excited to share with you this video featuring some of PFCF’s peacemakers. Listen to their music and to their voice and see how music is changing lives thanks to your support. A big shout-out … Read More

A new music studio at PFC Patagonia

 PFC Patagonia, Argentina In 2021, the program’s team in Cinco Saltos began building a new music workspace and also bought music instruments and equipment. The new music studio was inaugurated in January 2022 in David Galdame’s house, where 40 students attend music classes every week. *Make sure you activate subtitles in your language: click … Read More

Meet with Sarangi Master Kiran Nepali, in Kathmandu , Nepal

Kiran Nepali is a master Sarangi player from Kathmandu Nepal. Kiran has been a teacher at PFCF programs in Kathmandu and is a recognized musician who has played with some of the best Nepali artists but has also toured the world with international artists. Kiran is from the Gandarbha community, which is essentially a caste of … Read More

A Look at the Tintale Village in Nepal

Tintale is located in Eastern Nepal and is the home of several PFCF programs and initiatives. Everything started when Shyam Basnet met with William Aura in 2003 in the streets of Kathmandu. Together, and with the support of PFCF, they envisioned a tuition center and initiated a music program in the village. Today the humble … Read More

Introducing the Cahuita Music Program!

In partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, Playing For Change Foundation announces our newest music program, the Cahuita Music Program in Cahuita, Costa Rica! This marks our 17th music program across 13 countries, and has a particular focus on preserving and promoting Afro-Caribbean heritage.  Working with local partner Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Cahuita, we have already started music classes … Read More