Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Playing For Change

Today, let's not "talk dogs". The heat and humidity are horrendous and we just did a little sniffing round in the dark at about 5:30 a.m.

A little while ago I stumbled about this program, called "Playing For Change".
Here's their mission statement:

The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) is dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources (including, but not limited to facilities, supplies, and educational programs) to musicians and their communities around the world.

* Several years ago, a small group of filmmakers set out with a dream to make a documentary film about street musicians from around the world. That dream has grown not only into a reality, but into a global sensation called Playing For Change, and has touched the lives of millions of people.

* While traveling to around the world to film and record these musicians, the crew became intimately involved with the music and people of each community they visited.

* Many of these people lived very modestly in communities with limited resources; nevertheless, they were full of generosity, warmth, and above all they were connected to each other by a common thread: music.

* In an effort to ensure that anyone with the desire to receive a music education would have the opportunity to do so, the Playing For Change Foundation was born.

* The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) is dedicated to the fundamental idea that peace and change are possible through the universal language of music.

* Music is our ammunition.


If you like what you've been reading, here's an example of their music, showing street musicians from all over the world:

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