Guitars in the Classroom – PeaceThruLoveMusic
Auction Ends: Nov 28, 2011 11:00 PM PST

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[PFCF] Help local worker make 10 instruments for Ecole de Musique de Kirina in Mali

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$500 USD
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$500 USD
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Item Description

The village of Kirina has a long history of music. The music school will help the youth of the village carry this valuable tradition into the future, with classes in kora, djembe, balafon, language and dance. Another part of this tradition is the knowledge and creation of musical instruments. The handcrafting, apprentice instruction to students and distribution of these beautiful instruments will provide a source of sustainability, not only for the music school but also the community as well as present and future generations of children. To learn more about the Ecole de Musique de Kirina, please click here.

Item Special Note

A decade ago a small group of documentary filmmakers set out with a dream to create a film rooted in the music of the streets. Not only has that dream been realized, it has blossomed into a global sensation called Playing For Change, a project including musicians of every level of renown, that has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.

While traveling the world filming and recording musicians, the crew became intimately involved with the music and people of each community they visited. Although many of these communities had limited resources and a modest standard of living, the people in them were full of generosity, warmth, and above all they were connected to each other by a common thread: music.

Out of these discoveries, the Playing For Change Foundation was born and made its mission to ensure that anyone with the desire to receive a music education would have the opportunity to do so. The Playing For Change Foundation is dedicated to the fundamental idea that peace and change are possible through the universal language of music.