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Playing for Change Day was created in 2011 to unite the global community through the power of music. Communities gather as musicians and music lovers from all over the world to perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes all with the goal of bringing music into the lives of young people.

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Muevete

Get kids moving and learning with bilingual songs, dances, and games. ¡Muévete! Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body provides a fun interactive musical experience with bilingual educator, children’s author, and internationally acclaimed recording artist José-Luis Orozco. The CD, produced by Smithsonian Folkways*, features various Latino musical styles and includes nine tracks in Spanish followed by…

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Add a musical note to your celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with I Have a Dream, a multicultural children’s music CD by award-winning performer DARIA. The album is framed around the civil rights leader’s message of looking to peoples’ hearts and not to the external trappings of race, religion or language. Disclosure: We received…

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Music: The Perfect Global Language

Music is the perfect global language. It’s understood and appreciated across the globe and throughout all cultures. While each nation or region may have their own style and sound, its ability to connect across the globe is indisputable. – a guest post by Deborah Tayloe First, modern music has a standardized staff notation that’s accepted…

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They have been performing for the past 50 years, and have been nominated for Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Academy awards. Nelson Mandela called them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors.” They are Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a male a cappella choral group from South Africa that performs all around the world teaching about their country and culture.   In 1960…

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Playing for Change Day was created in 2011 to unite the global community through the power of music. Communities gather with the goal of bringing music into the lives of kids. Musicians all over the world perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios and cafes, in an effort to change the world one song at a…

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