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Playing for Change at Place Bridge Academy

Did you all have a great time at our First Friday part last weekend? We were so excited to introduce everyone to Playing for Change through our close ties with the foundation! What you might not have known is that we also invited the two PFC band members, Jason Tamba & Mermans Mosengo, to visit Place Bridge Academy before coming to Battery 621 to jam out with you all. Place Bridge is a wonderful school that includes nine Newcomer Centers for English Language Learners. 30+ different languages and over 50 difference countries are represented in their student body! Also there were some of the staff and teachers from the amazing Flobots.org Foundation.

Mermans and Jason performed a number of wonderful songs you might have heard if you listen watch their YouTube videos as obsessively as we have been in our offices: Stand By Me, One Love…etc, but a personal favorite was a song that Jason wrote about finding wandering goats in the evening back in Congo. It was called “bahhhh.” It was so interesting to hear the stories their stories of growing up and how they began playing music.

They also played with the kids a lot. Above is one of the boys performing a song he wrote himself about not letting mean people bother you. Adorable.

 

Kids dancing and playing.

I hope you know better than to miss out on our great events  now!

 

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