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Discover the power of sharing music across cultures. Meet the artists and hear a pop-up performance from the Playing For Change Band, comprised of musicians from around the world.
Artist Encounter: Playing For Change
Driven by “a common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences,” a belief held strongly here at MIM, the Playing For Change Foundation has been championing arts education worldwide since 2007. Learn more about their amazing work from founder Mark Johnson and members of the Playing For Change Band.
Pop-Up Musical Performance
Gather around as members of the Playing For Change Band bring music to the people during this informal performance in MIM’s central lobby. Sing along if you know the words!
About Playing For Change
Producer Mark Johnson created Playing For Change in 2002 to inspire and change the world through music. The project began with recording street musicians from around the world who were literally playing for change. The video they created of the song “Stand By Me,” with a seamless range of voices trading verses in the iconic song, became a YouTube sensation and led to an award-winning documentary. The touring band features musicians from all over the world.
Complete the celebration with more live music from the Playing For Change Band on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the MIM Music Theater! Concert tickets are sold separately; more information and tickets available here.