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Roland Charity Webcast to Feature Playing For Change Band

By PR Staff | June 16, 2017

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Facebook Live event to feature the non-profit’s global band in support of school music programs in underserved communities

Los Angeles, CA —Roland Corporation U.S. will be hosting members of the Playing For Change Foundation’s international band for a special Facebook Live performance and fundraiser on June 20, 2017. Donations collected during the online event will benefit the organization’s global work in supporting school music programs in underserved communities by providing free classes in music, dance and languages. The live performance can be seen at 3 p.m. PDT on the Roland Facebook page.

The Playing For Change traveling band consists of musicians from around the world, resulting in a unique blend of styles and talents from the stages and streets of over a dozen countries. Their performances raise awareness in their effort to continue the foundation’s mission to create positive change through music and arts education. Members scheduled to participate in the webcast include:

  • Clarence Bekker (Netherlands) – Vocals
  • Mermans Mosengo (Congo) – Vocals, Djembe
  • Jason Tamba (Congo) – Vocals, Guitar
  • Tal Ben Ari  “Tula” (Israel) – Vocals, Bongos
  • Ruth Tsira “Titi” (South Africa) – Vocals
  • Keiko Komaki (Japan) – Keyboard
  • Juan Carlos Portillo (Venezuela) – Bass
  • Pablo Correa (Colombia) – Drums/Cajon
  • Robin Moxey (USA) – Vocals, Guitar
  • Mathieu Aupitre “Mateo” (France) – Saxophone

As the foundation’s first-ever official musical instrument partner, Roland will be supplying rehearsal facilities and a variety of instruments to the musicians. The band will also be performing at various East and West Coast venues throughout the remainder of June, in support of the foundation. Their schedule is as follows:

June 21
PFC Band live in Los Angeles
Whisky a Go Go, Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA

June 23­–24
PFC Band at Kate Wolf Music Festival
Laytonville, CA

25 Jun
PFC Band live in San Francisco
628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco

June 26
PFC Band live in Seattle
2033 6th Ave, Seattle, WA

June 30
PFC Band live in New York
431 W 16th St, New York, NY

Tune in to the special live webcast on June 20 by visiting Facebook.com/Roland. For details about the band’s other performances, visit https://playingforchange.com/events/.

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