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Alisha Zalkin and Playing for Change

It may sound crazy, but here at Indaba, we love music. I know, I know—shocking. More specifically, we love the idea of using music to do good, which is why teaming up with Playing for Change, a foundation committed to creating positive change through the universal language of music, was a no-brainer. This past weekend, Playing for Change deemed September 17th, “Playing for Change Day“, challenging musicians from all over the world to put on a show and donate to the cause. Indaba connected with Alisha Zalkin, a local singer/songwriter and PFC enthusiast, who gathered her unofficial PFC NYC band for the occasion. So on Saturday, Indaba kicked it elementary school style and took a field trip (minus the big yellow buses) to check out the show.

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Play a Song. Change the World.

Many of you were introduced to Playing for Change through our “Groove in G” Opportunity. Now they’re giving you another chance to be a part of the change but this time it requires no keys, submissions, or votes.

You’re invited to join the 1st annual Playing For Change Day on September 17, 2011 – a global day of action where musicians will perform on stages, in cafés, city squares, and street corners worldwide to raise money to support music in the lives of young people. This year’s event carries the theme “Power To The People,” drawing its inspiration from John Lennon’s activism, thanks to the gracious support of Theatre Within and Yoko Ono. Your participation can take many forms. Learn how below!

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Playing for Change

Playing for Change started this track in West Africa with a musical group named Tinariwen. They asked Tinariwen to play a groove in the key of G and as they traveled the world, they added more musicians to the song. Over the course of their travels, it transformed into a global jam with its roots in the blues. Want to know how you can be a part of it? Join our Play for Change Opportunity! There’s even a $1000 Grand Prize involved. Continue reading

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