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Helping people less fortunate feels good. It's the right thing to do in these difficult times. #EndPoverty
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PFC Day is just TWO weeks from today! Where will you be?
The students and teachers at PFCF's École de Musique de Kirina in Mali would like to invite everyone to their PFC Day party in the village of Kirina. Can't make it to Mali? Search for events happening near you or online at pfcday.org/events. #PFCDay #iplayforchange
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"What the world needs now is love, sweet love."
Sending a #PeaceHug out to everyone who needs one today.
Photo by William Aura
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Who's Behind It: John Ntshibilikwana, Saxophone teacher at Imvula Music Program in Gugulethu, South Africa
John has been with us since the first Playing For Change Foundation in Gugs, and now the recently-launched program at Imvula. His experience and skills as both a musician and educator are a true blessing for the music school. #TeacherTuesday
John Ntshibilikwana. Saxophone Teacher. Imvula Music Program. John is from Gugulethu and has been a respected musician in the area over the past 40 years. He has played in bands such as the Marymax Orchestra and Jazzotheque. John teaches saxophone (tenor, alto and soprano), trumpet, ...
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We're jammin'
I wanna jam it with you.
We're jammin', jammin',
And I hope you like jammin', too.
#BobMarley #MusicMonday #StarSchool #Rwanda
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Sept 24, 2016 is the 6th Annual #PFCDay! Join in at pfcday.org
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‪#‎TBT‬ December 2012: Guitar Workshop at the Bizung School of Music & Dance in northern Ghana.
Matt Wasowski, fellow bandmate of school founder, Mohammed Alidu, visted Bizung to meet the students and offer lessons on guitars that had been donated to the school.
Today, students are offered classes in traditional West African music, as well as "western" instruments like guitar and bass. Advanced students are even writing and recording original songs, creating a unique sound that combines their collective influences.
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‪#‎TBT‬ to 1 year ago and the release of "Ripple" in partnership with JamBase to celebrate the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary shows. Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, Bill Kreutzmann, and Jerry's daughter Keelin Garcia are just a few of the voices in this beautiful chorus. Big thanks to supporter Judi Hunt for helping this dream come to life. ‪#‎Ripple‬ ‪#‎GD50‬
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Ok, Monday...here we come! #MondayMotivation
Photo by Bruno Santos @ PFCF's Cajuru Music Program, Curitiba, Brazil
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WHO'S BEHIND IT
Roberta, Head Administrator at the PFCF Cajuru Music Program in Curitiba, Brazil. #TeacherTuesday #iplayforchange
Roberta Paula e Silva. Head Administrator. Cajuru Music Program. Roberta started on the PFC Brazil team in 2014 as a volunteer and now that the Cajuru Music Program has officially launched, she's been able to expand her involvement with Playing For Change Foundation even more.
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Today is exactly 3 MONTHS 'til the 6th Annual #PFCDay! Can we make the world a better place? "Yes We Can Can!"
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Creating positive change through music and arts education.
Introduction

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.  The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) was established in 2007 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. 

Our mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.  We support music schools and programs that are created and operated by the local community and then purposefully connect those communities around the world.  

To date, 12 music schools and programs have been created in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Thailand and the United States. More than 1,000 young people attend free classes in dance, instruments, languages and musical theory, all taught by qualified local teachers.

When children play music together, collaboration increases and conflict is reduced. And critically important to children, particularly those who are vulnerable due to poverty, conflict, drugs, and neglect, is that learning music increases self-esteem and fosters resilience and joy.

Wondering what you can do to help us further our mission? Get involved or Donate

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