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Here’s the press release fromLEAF in Schools & Streets:
Playing for Change Band
~ A Global Movement of Peace through Music ~
Featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, and Bill Moyers. Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Musicians from different cultures uniting together for the common purpose of peace through music is a powerful statement. On Monday morning, October 18th at the Orange Peel, the Playing for Change Band brings a variety of the GLOBAL musicians together to create one of the most POWERFUL BANDS in the world. Their recording of “Stand By Me” on YouTube has been viewed over 55 million times. The Playing for Change film features spontaneous LIVE performances and interviews with a wide variety of musicians including Bono, Manu Chao, and Grammy Award Winner Keb’ Mo’, as well as South African musician and activist, Vusi Mahlasela.
Playing For Change has traveled the world with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of such inspiration. Throughout the journey they have created a family of over 100 musicians from all walks of life and cultures. This is a journey through music taking us from the city streets of New Orleans and Europe to native Indian reservations and South African Townships, to the Congo, and with music masters in Nepal and back to the streets of Africa. Seeing the band live is feeling the power of the story. See the Playing for Change Band at the Orange Peel and become part of this global movement of peace through music.
LEAF INTERNATIONAL (LEAFinternational.org), whose mission is “Empowering Youth Globally Through Cultural Music Traditions” is partnering with the PLAYING FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION to build Intore Music & Culture Center (http://www.intoremusic.org/) in Kigali, Rwanda to give job opportunities to the street orphans. LEAF International has been empowering Rwandan youth through music since 2006 to help build a better future for its youth through Rwandan traditional arts. A LEAF team is in Rwanda July-September 2010.
LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) brings many international and acclaimed artists to the festival. Through LEAF in Schools & Streets (LSS), many of the artists also REACH OUT to our local community through workshops, residencies, and enrichment programs. This special event is focused on creating arts and cultural opportunities for families, school groups and the general community. LEAF in Schools & Streets (LSS) has provided low-cost pricing to make this performance accessible to schools, families & the general community. If financial assistance is needed, contact Asheville Area Arts Council about the KidsTix program at 828/258-0710 or for more information at http://www.ashevillearts.com.