With nearly 60 submissions (and counting) there are more Playing For Change Day videos this year than ever before and It’s so fun to see what people all around the world did to celebrate! Watch some of the awesome highlights below, then check out the full playlist here.
- Our school in Mali, École de Musique de Kirina (Kirina Music School), put on a special performance for the local community and it was absolutely amazing. The performance featured traditional drumming, call-and-response songs and traditional dance!:
- To celebrate PFC Day 2015, the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) partnered with local filmmakers, musicians, and students to make their own video in the style of the Playing For Change “Songs Around The World”. MAMM also hosted the grand opening of its new location in PFC Day and celebrated with a video premiere at the Portland House of Music & Events.
- The dedicated team of ALBI in France returned for another great PFC Day! Year after year, they have put on wonderful events (and great videos, too!) to support music education.
- Playing For Change Brazil hosted events throughout the cities of Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and Balneario Camboriú drawing an audience of 27,000 people in total. This is but a small picture of what was a truly epic event involving thousands of participants and hundreds of bands:
- PFC Day in Ibiza was a HUGE success!! Over 6000 people danced, partied and celebrated on the beach while over 25 bands played including the PFC Band’s own Clarence Bekker and Robertyo Luti! The event raised nearly $10,000 to support the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs.
- PFCF Advisory Board member, Stacie Freasier, is spearheading the launch of a music school in M’Hamid El Ghizlane, Morocco. This video features Bedouin musicians playing a combination of traditional music mixed with rock and blues in a sublime desert setting. It was a part of a performance to support PFC Day 2015 as well as a fundraiser for the school there. Amazing!!
- A wonderful PFC Day event in Sarajevo was pulled together by Nina from the band Sunday Stories. The event featured many bands, people dancing in the streets, and a portion of the proceeds went to supporting music and arts workshops at a local orphanage!
Thanks to all of the PFC Day 2015 events hosts, musicians, volunteers and participants for making our 5th annual event such a great one!