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Saturday = Worldwide Playing for Change Day

Time to tune up folks, from violins to washboards, because Saturday is Worldwide Playing for Change Day. This is the second annual event of its kind, and it takes months of preparation by teams around the world who are dedicated to connecting cultures by way of music. You can join the chorus tomorrow in person at 300 events across the globe, or online via streaming performances, and support global music education for children.

Here is an interactive location listing so you can find music events that are part of the celebration in your neck of the woods, and all donations raised go toward children’s music education–the arts being crippled by financial cutbacks not juts throughout the United States’ limping and neglected education system, but in countries everywhere. A side effect of becoming a more global society is the homogenization of culture, so some of the best indigenous art forms are being pushed back by major manufacturing and high tech ubiquity. It is fantastic to be connected as a global family, but in a way that celebrates our diversity and specialness, not in a way that seeks to burnish off the rough edges. PFC Day celebrates what is unique and honors and shares the bond of the arts.

Tune in–the music is always incredible (and explore the Playing for Change website as well, for amazing international performances from the past).

Just Because It’s Gorgeous

I hope your weekend was magical.

Playing For Change Update

Happy Holidays from The Playing For Change Foundation

Playing For Change Foundation

Hello Playing For Change Family!

To ALL of our PFC friends and supporters we’d like to say Thank You from the Playing For Change Foundation! We appreciate your support and generosity this year.

2009 has been an exciting year for the Playing For Change Foundation. We have nearly completed construction of the Bizung School of Music & Dance in Tamale, Ghana, developed a music program in the Tintale village of Nepal, and are progressing, as planned, with music classes and special events at the Ntonga School in Gugulethu, South Africa.

We are also proud to announce the development of the INTORE MUSIC & CULTURE CENTER in Kigali, Rwanda in partnership with the incredible organization LEAF International! The Intore Culture & Music Center will give hope, housing and music training to Rwanda’s future leaders by providing support to Rwandan street orphans affected by the 1994 genocide. To learn more about this incredible program, or to make a donation directly to this program, please visit

We couldn’t do any of this without you. As the season of giving is upon us, we ask for your help to continue giving hope to the world’s children through the powerful gift of music. CLICK HERE to donate to PFCF and all of our amazing programs! Help us carry the amazing momentum of 2009 into the new year!

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, filled with love, laughter, and MUSIC!

One Love,
Whitney, Thea, Shauna
Playing For Change Foundation