The Playing For Change Foundation has now its own branch in Argentina with a fantastic team of people committed to bring positive change through music education across the country.
In November 2015, the PFC band hit the road in Argentina and performed one of its most amazing shows, in Buenos Aires, in front of 8000 people. This concert was the result of the great work from our Argentinian team and also became the starting point of our educational work in Argentina.
In Patagonia, we partnered with the IUPA ( Instituto Universitario Patagónico de las Artes ) in order to create music workshops in the area, as well as connexions with the PFC programs in Argentina and around the world. Our first music program in the country is also located in Patagonia, and despite a flood that destroyed part of our school a few months ago, we have carried out several workshops in the community: Dance, traditional music, hip hop, instruments making, Mapuche language, as well as English classes. These activities are being carried out twice a week in several community centers, in the localities of General Roca and Cinco Saltos. The educational team on the ground is coordinated by Jorge Amaolo, Gloria Ovejero and David Galdame.