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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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Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world every June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

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In 2011, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization officially designated April 30th as International Jazz Day. People and communities from all over the world come together to celebrate jazz as an art.

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Growing Global Resources for Ages 0-5

Raising children to become responsible and caring citizens of the world begins at birth. Books, music, and food are fun ways to introduce other cultures and inspire curiosity about the world while developing important skills. Growing Global: Resources Ages 0-5 features quality products and resources that help feed the mind, soul, and tummies of our tiniest global citizens. (It’s a…

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Take a Musical Journey to Africa

The Land of Yangalele, a new children’s music CD by Congolese-American artist “Papa Siama” Matuzungidi and singer “Auntie Dallas” Johnson, introduces children to African culture, rhythms and music. Yangalele (Yawn-gah-LAY-lay) means “happiness” in Kikongo, one of the Bantu languages spoken by people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, and Angola (and one…

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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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