The notion that music is a universal language — that it transcends differences in language, culture, politics, religion — is a common and hopeful one.
That is the ethic behind the Playing for Change Foundation
which is a non-profit organization, dedicated to creating and supporting music schools, principally in developing countries. Three music schools and a total of seven music programs have already been created since 2008:
Ntonga Music School, Gugulethu, South Africa
Bizung music and dance school, Tamale, Ghana
Ecole de musique de Kirina, Kirina, Mali
Tintale Village Teaching Center Tinatle, Nepal
Mitrata Nepal village Music Program, Kathmandu Nepal
The Hari Kul Music School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Intore Culture and Music Center, Kigali, Rwanda
Woohoo! - It's my FIRST JAMIVERSARY and I'm hoping to get the hang of this quite soon!
THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to have some TIMJ fun over the year. Not mentioning any names - you all know who you are, I appreciate you all. Happy Continuation Day. #SongForPeace 31