Musicians gather to Play for Change
Local Regina band Tribal Vibes is lending their talents to raise money to support music education for children.
Published Saturday, September 22, 2012 5:54PM CST
Local musicians and music lovers gathered in Regina to be part of a global movement to create peace through music.
Local Regina band Tribal Vibes is lending their talents to raise money to support music education for children. Kristy Apodaca, with the band, says she’s proud to support music in her community.
“The music we play and communicate is about coming together and eliminating those barriers and boundaries that are created through politics and religion, and really reuniting everyone through song and dance.”
Tribal Vibes is part of the second annual Playing for Change day, a global event where musicians from around the world fund raise for the Playing for Change Foundation. It’s an organization that supports musical education for children around the world.
Since it began, eight music schools have been created for children in South Africa, Ghana, and Rwanda.
Gary Robins helped organize the Playing for Change event in Regina. “Half of the funds that we raise today will stay right here in Saskatchewan so we'll put them towards comparable projects.
Musicians played in venues like the Artful Dodger in downtown Regina. They hope to raise money to be put towards music education locally and globally.