If you’re a music lover [and I’m sure you are!], Saturday, September 22, marks the second annual Playing for Change Day, a global day of action—connecting the world through music.
Playing For Change has been one of my favorite sources for creative activism, promoting oneness of humanity through the universal strains of melody.
Founded in 2004 by producer Mark Johnson, and his Timeless Media Group, the basic idea is “to inspire, connect, and bring peace through music.”
The non-profit offshoot, Playing For Change Foundation, promotes positive change through music education throughout the world. This particular day is hosting a multitude of events worldwide—from stages, cafes, online, and street corners to raise money for building music schools and advocating music and arts education. Currently seven schools have been built, including Mali, Ghana, and Nepal. By inspiring thousands of musicians and those that love music to come together for one day creates an awesome vibration of hope, happiness, and joy. This year’s theme is “Play A Song. Change the World.”
You can still get involved by finding a nearby event, making a donation, and spreading the word about their endeavors. Even if you can’t be there in person, you can still attend by live streaming online. The video about this day embodies the energy and purpose-driven efforts of this amazing organization. Let’s continue to nurture young minds everywhere through the power that music brings to their lives.