Founded by Mark Johnson, Playing for Change began as a single viral video of street musicians from around the world and has grown into a foundation which has already built eight new music schools in Africa and Asia and is set to try to connect young musicians internationally.
Playing For Change Day is one of the foundation's main fundraisers when musicians from across the world commit to 'spreading peace through music'. Musical Futures has agreed to be a committed partner in Playing For Change Day 2013 but wants to get the ball rolling this year by inviting teachers and students to take part.
According to Musical Futures:
'Involvement could be very low-key - a lunchtime karaoke or busking session would still raise awareness of Playing for Change and add some real authenticity and moral purpose to students' Musical Futures learning.'
The Playing for Change Band will be performing and running workshops at international festival of music education, musiclearninglive!Asia, which runs from 23-26 October 2013 at MaxAtria, Singapore Expo. Mark Johnson is also a keynote speaker and the conference is directed by Musical Futures' creator, David Price OBE. musiclearninglive!Asia will welcome 1,200+ delegates and presenters and 150+ exhibitors from all over the world to Singapore and will be the first conference of its kind in the region.
More information about how to get involved in Playing for Change Day 2012 is available in the latest Musical Futures newsletter. To sign up to receive a copy, click here.