Junior is the heartbeat of four of our five songs around the world. His rhythm and timing represent the beat that unites us all. We met Junior at Mama Africa Restaurant the same night we met Mermans (of Afro Fiesta), and his smile and rhythm have lived with us ever since.
Playing For Change Receives 2019 Polar Music Prize
On June 11th, Playing For Change co-founders Whitney Kroenke and Mark Johnson accepted Sweden’s Polar Music Prize alongside hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash and German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Polar Music Prize Regarded as one of the foremost honors throughout the international music community, the Polar Music Prize is bestowed annually to influential individuals, artists, and organizations who break […]
2019 Byron Bay Bluesfest | Playing For Change Band
In April, the members of the Playing For Change Band made their 6th appearance at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia. This was the festival’s 30th year anniversary, and it featured a lineup of renowned world musicians such as Iggy Pop, Norah Jones, George Clinton, Mavis Staples, and Gary Clark Jr., as well as some PFC favorites like Jack Johnson, […]