LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) will host its second annual global Playing For Change Day, Saturday, September 22, 2012 (www.pfcday.org). Approximately 300 events will take place in 50 countries. Musicians and fans will perform on stages, street corners, schools, cafes and via live stream video to raise funds and awareness to bring music into the lives of young people. PFCF will announce its official 'Commitment to Action' as a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) participant during an open jam session event at 1:00P.M. at Washington Square Park in New York City.
The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) www.playingforchange.org is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create positive change through music and arts education. Over 600 children participate in regular music instruction at PFCF music schools and programs in South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, and Nepal.
Through its CGI Commitment to Action, PFCF will strengthen current music schools and programs so that they become centers for community life by providing a space for the robust exchange of ideas, offering additional educational programming, and providing new opportunities for community development.
Playing For Change (PFC) www.playingforchange.com is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. PFC engages musicians and others through film, recordings, videos, and its nonprofit foundation, and the movement has 300,000 Facebook fans, 100 million video impressions and 300,000 albums sold.
Playing For Change is partnering with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (UNMDG) having recently recorded the original anthem, "A Better Place," the theme song of a year-long global conversation led by UNMDG; it is slated for release in October 2012. PFC created "United" for the UN Population Fund's annual campaign.
About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion.
CGI's Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City.
CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.
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