Event: International Playing For Change Day 2013

Sydney event – Playing For Change – One Love

Bridge Hotel – Rozelle


Featuring Eric Renaud and Caribbean Soul, The Protestors and DJ Meare

Background: Playing For Change (http://playingforchange.org/mission) is an international charity that raises funds and to run schools in developing countries. A decade ago a small group of documentary filmmakers set out with a dream to create a film rooted in the music of the streets. Not only has that dream been realized, it has blossomed into the global sensation called Playing For Change, a project including musicians of every level of renown that has touched the lives of millions of people.

While travelling the world filming and recording musicians, the crew became intimately involved with music and people of each community they visited. Although many of these communities had limited resources and a modest standard of living, the people in them were full of generosity, warmth, and above all, they were connected to each other by a common thread: music

Out of these experiences the Playing for Change Foundation was born .The original documentary film can be obtained at http://tinyurl.com/nxx9xae

The Playing for Change Foundation is dedicated to the fundamental idea that peace and change are possible through the universal language of music. Additionally PFC has recently published an evaluation that reveals the power of music through improved performance in maths, language and reasoning, as well as increased self esteem, cooperation, collaboration and joy.

To date 9 programmes have been implemented, 153 jobs created, and 600 students enrolled. PFC is active in South Africa, Nepal, Mali, Ghana, Rwanda and Thailand. Programmes include music, dance and general education. More specific information on individual programmes can be found at http://playingforchange.org/programs

In 2012, PFC Day had over 330 amazing events in 52 different countries sharing the love! Over $150,000 was raised, which will keep the instruments, music instruction, and inspiration flowing to many kids around the world.

The Event: On Friday September 20th long standing Sydney music venue The Bridge Hotel will host a celebratory night of cross cultural musical collaboration. The first part of the night will have a participatory flavour, with different acts, some specifically formed and currently rehearsing especially for this event, delivering performances in a variety of music styles.

See for more details http://playingforchangeday.org/show/playing-for-change—one-love-sydney

The later part of the night will comprise sets from reggae outfit, The Protestors, reggae/soca veteran Eric Renaud with Caribbean Soul, and finish up with a set from DJ Meare.

A highlight, at midnight, will be a collective rendition of the theme song of this year’s Playing For Change Day – Bob Marley’s ‘One Love” which will be recorded for posting on the PFC web site.

In staging this event PFC- One Love Sydney will be joining  musicians from all over the world who will be performing on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios and cafes – all with the goal bringing music into the lives of young people. This year PFC has joined forces with 1 LOVE, a global foundation started by the children of Bob Marley. I LOVE was created as a beacon of world peace with the hope and promise of realizing  Bob Marley’s dream that a united human race can build a better world through the work of a compassionate and caring global community. 


  1. Organiser – Rob Osborne – 0419640226 –  email: [email protected]
  2. Eric Renaud  (Caribbean Soul ) – phone –  9718 8429

email:  [email protected]

web  http://www.ehrenaud.com.au/

  1.  The Protestors – contact Michael 0411371079

email: [email protected]

web  http://www.theprotesters.com.au/

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