Playing for Change in Sao Paulo!

logo for playing for changeIf I were to start writing these lines highlighting how much I love this PFC initiative and the band, let us face the truth: no news, right? So let me share something new: they are about to start off the music teaching program in Curitiba pretty soon! This is very good news, huh? 🙂

It means that kids in the Curitiba area will soon get a chance to change their lives at once. It is as the song says… “Freedom and justice, is the melody that let us shine on. If you feel it, through the music, we can make this world a better place!”

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Which musical instrument changed your life?

Surfing around my favourite music-related websites I just stopped by the one of Radio WNYC 93.9FM and learnt they’re supporting another Radio – WQXR (105.9 FM in NYC area) – which is collecting gently used musical instruments and distributing them to schoolchildren in music classrooms in NYC area.

It reminded me of the beautiful work endeavoured by the Playing for Change Foundation and I felt like spreading the word here at LesAmis – one never knows when some of us or someone we know may be in the neighbourhood of NYC and willing to contribute. So join the cause, pass it on!

The campaign is live from March 28th until April 7th. Hopefully each of the collected instruments will play a role in changing somebody’s life!

Now back to our post: which musical instrument changed your life?

vladimir_horowitz_at_the_pianoMy life was certainly enriched – not only but specially – by the smart hands of Mr. Vladimir Horowitz playing the piano! What a wonderful discovery I made listening to his inspired interpretations. I first elected the chords among my favourites – violin and the spanish guitar to be more precise. I even studied the guitar for many years during my youth. But one day I listened more carefully to the piano and… I am still gladly doing it so far! 🙂

And you: which musical instrument changed your life? 🙂

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