The Change is here (Mali)

3 of the greatest musicians in Africa came to visit the music school of Kirina, Mali, created by the Playing For Change Foundation: Toumani Diabaté, Baaba Maal and Habib Koité. In February 2010 the Playing for Change crew broke the ground in Kirina Mali, to start the project of a music school and to record Baaba Maal with … Read More

A Visit at Ecole de Musique de Kirina

L’Ecole de Musique de Kirina (the Music School of Kirina) opened its doors in October of 2010. Every week, more than 300 kids attend free classes in kora, balafon, djembé, talking drum, dance, musical theory, traditional History, English and French. Kirina is a village whose musical traditions have been passed down from generation to generation … Read More

Mitrata Nepal Music Program

Mitrata Nepal Music Program – Kathmandu, Nepal Mitrata means friendship in Nepali. It’s a word that epitomizes the meaning of love, care and support. Their mission is to serve and uplift the less privileged. It has always been Nanda Kulu’s dream to establish a home for underprivileged children. Started in 2000 by Nanda this very … Read More

Ecole de musique de Kirina – The start of the project

Watch the villagers of Kirina, Mali, build their new music school with the support of the Playing For Change Foundation. Our friend Mahamadou Diabate— brother of famed Kora player Toumani Diabate, and a wonderful musician in his own right– approached the Playing For Change Foundation about building a music school in his native country of … Read More

First Month Of Classes At The Bizung School Of Music & Dance

The Bizung School of Music and Dance opened on May 17, 2010. Over 150 students have registered for classes and school is officially in session! PFC Band member Mohammed Alidu and his brother Abdul “Abraman” Rahaman have put together a comprehensive program of drumming, dance, xylophone, gonje, and singing. It is the 1st school of … Read More