Playing For Change Foundation

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, 9 music schools and programs have been created in countries including South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Thailand and Nepal. 700 children participate in regular music instruction. We have plans to expand several of our existi...
Jul 10, 2013

Khlong Toey music program is ready for PFC Day!

Our fantastic team in Bangkok, Thailand is already hard at work planning their 1Love PFC Day event for 2013. 1Love Playing For Change Day unites a global community through the power of music to affect positive social change. Communities will gather on September 21 as musicians from all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes all with the goal of bringing music into the lives of young people.

It's very exciting to have Thailand represented for the second year, this time with our students at Khlong Toey!

The students and teachers were in the studio working on a new song and video that will be used to promote their 1Love PFC Day event thoroughout Thailand. The students are receiving an incredible opportunity to not only learn music, but also experience a recording studio and a chance to perform in front of a live audience. Everyone at PFCF are grateful to the teachers and leaders of the Khlong Toey program for the invaluable skills and inspiration they're providing the kids.  

PFCF's newest program is taking off in amazing ways! We're so proud of everyone involved. We can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings, especially September 21. 

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May 22, 2013

Meet one of our outstanding students, Soma Kane

"My father didn't want me to attend the music school at the very beginning but when he saw me playing here, he always encourages me to come. I'm very happy when I play with my friends and brothers here."

Everyone at the Playing For Change Foundation is so proud of our students, including Soma Kane. Soma has shown great courage and persistence in his music lessons. He has also used music to educate his family about its importance in his life. Please vist www.playingforchange.org and https://www.facebook.com/PlayingForChangeFoundation?fref=ts to learn more about Soma and all of the incredible children participating in Playing For Change Foundation programs around the world. 

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May 22, 2013

Meet MK, one of our shining stars at Ntonga

"My name is Mkhontotowesizwe Zwedala, but people call me MK,  I'm 21 years old and I'm from Gugulethu.  I speak Xhosa and Engish and I study Saxophone at Ntonga Music School. My father is a photographer in Gugulethu and I'm the third born of 4 children. I finished high school and I want to be a professional musician in future. I walk every day to the school to take classes with Mr. John , who teaches us to read and play music. My main influences in music are John Coltrane, McCoy Mrubata, and Winston Mankunku-Ngozi. I can't really explain what I feel when I play music but if you listen to me you'll understand. I try to tell a story with my instrument. I want to be successful, in order to take care of my family, I want to travel to France and be able to inspire and motivate the young kids."

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