In recent days, we have joined you and the global community to send our love and thoughts to the people of Nepal. We have been anxious to hear from many treasured members of the Playing For Change family in the wake of the devastating earthquake. With two PFC Foundation music programs located in the hardest-hit areas in and around Kathmandu, we are elated and deeply grateful to let you know that the students, teachers, musicians and staff have survived. We know that many have not, and many more are suffering.

Since our first trip to Nepal to film and record musicians nearly ten years ago, we have been privileged to experience the profound beauty of the Nepali people and culture—they are among the most welcoming, kind and generous people in the world. They are family.

The focus now is on immediate needs to rescue, shelter and care for the people. We also know that there must be hope and inspiration as they rebuild. Our commitment is to ensure that the healing power of music returns to them as soon as possible. Music uplifts the spirit, which is needed now more than ever. It’s going to be a long road ahead, and Playing For Change will be standing by the strong and resilient Nepali people all the way.


It means so much for the students, teachers, musicians and staff to hear from the community and know that we are all standing by them.

Please post a message of love or support to your social media accounts with the hashtag #ONELOVENEPAL and tag (Facebook) or @PFCFoundation (Twitter) and we’ll make sure the messages get to them.

Shauna Murray