Playing For Change Day 2013

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Music lovers around the world will rally once again to spread peace through music with the Playing For Change Foundation’™s (PFCF) third annual global event on Saturday, September 21, 2013. This year marks a new beginning as Playing For Change partners with the 1Love Foundation for this year’™s event, renaming the event 1Love Playing For Change Day,“ Make Way for the Positive Day. On this day, musicians and fans will gather on stages, street corners, schools, and even watch via live-stream music performances, concerts and events that promote peace and positive social change.

Inspiring the collective audience of both Playing For Change and 1Love, 1Love Playing For Change Day will raise awareness and funds to create lasting change through music for generations of children to come. Proceeds from the event will provide direct support for the Playing For Change Foundation’™s free music education programs that serve children and their communities around the world. 1Love, a foundation started by the Marley family, works to inspire a global community to join together and build a better tomorrow, a philosophy shared by the Playing for Change Foundation that will be realized by bringing music into the lives of young people who might not have access to it otherwise.

People in every corner of the world will be able to participate in this memorable day of music by hosting, attending, or performing at an event on September 21st, 2013. Even those who are unable to physically go to an event will have the opportunity to watch one of the many performances streamed live online.

1Love Playing For Change Day is a unique opportunity to advance the missions of both organizations and forge even greater connections as the world comes together to play for change. The event will build on the success of PFC Day 2012, during which thousands of volunteers hosted over 300 events in 52 countries on 6 continents. Funds raised through the day will support PFCF music programs that give children the opportunity to develop new skills and find personal expression through music.

Anyone interested in participating in 1Love Playing For Change Day can visit to create an event and learn more about getting involved in this global day of action.

Australian Tour

The Playing For Change Band has recently finished one of its most amazing tours. For the first time the band hit the road in Australia, opening for Robert Plant in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney and performing 3 shows at the Bluesfest in Byron Bay, among prestigious artists such as Ben Harper, Manu Chao, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, and Iggy Pop.

The PFC crew came to record for the first time in Oceania in september 2012 through the initiative of our great friend and amazing PFC ambassador in Australia, Maurie Stang who also helped us organize the tour and play at the Blues Fest. During 2 weeks the band performed almost every day, jumping on planes and taking bus rides with a total crew of 20 people, including GrandPa Elliot, Tula, Clarence Bekker and Titi Tsira. The reaction and support of the Australian audience has been really impressive and the band will probably come back soon to Australia to bring the fire.

A booth runt by a few volunteers at the BluesFest in Byron Bay also allowed us to raise more than 25,000 USD for the Playing For Change Foundation and spread the spirit of our global movement. We also had the opportunity to film and record some of the shows during the tour, so get ready to enjoy new live videos of the PFC Band very soon.


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