Live Concert Photos: Playing For Change at Capitol Theater (11.9.10)

Playing For Change Capitol Theater Madison

We felt privileged to present the Playing For Change band to Madison audiences last Tuesday (November 9) at the Capitol Theater.  Joel Hager was on-hand to photograph the evening, as musicians from all over the world came together to share their unified passion for a wonderful cause. Take a look at the shots below.

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All The World’s A Stage Tonight At The Capitol Theater

Well, on a stage, rather.  We want to remind our readers that the touring Playing For Change Band, comprised of street musicians from all over the globe, will perform a very special ensemble concert at the Capitol Theater this evening (Tuesday, November 9).  One dollar from every ticket sold to tonight’s show will benefit the Playing For Change Foundation, which works to build stronger communities all over the world through the power of music.  You can read more here.

We sincerely hope you’ll join us to celebrate this wonderful cause while enjoying an evening of gorgeous, moving song.  Tickets are still available for purchase here, or at the Overture Center box office.


Madison Concert Ticket + Meet & Greet Giveaway: Playing For Change

Playing For Change

Next Tuesday, November 9 a beautiful marriage of sound and purpose will take place at the Capitol Theater. You’re cordially invited to attend the very first Madison performance of the talented Playing For Change Band.  This special concert brings street musicians from all over the world together on one stage to share the joy of music.  One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit the Playing For Change Foundation, “dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources (including, but not limited to facilities, supplies, and educational programs) to musicians and their communities around the world.”

We couldn’t be more proud to help present this concert, and we sincerely hope that our readers will share our enthusiasm for this important cause.  Read on to find out more about Playing For Change, and to find out how you can win a pair of tickets to the show AND passes to the band’s post-show Meet & Greet.

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Madison Week In Music + Ticket Giveaways (11.3-11.9): Two Cow Garage, Greensky Bluegrass, Jay Farrar, and Playing For Change

Jay Farrar

Thanks to everyone who came out and partied with us at Gogol Bordello‘s Halloween show last night!  It was an evening of revelry we won’t soon forget.

Once you’ve recovered from the last few days of hard-earned sugar highs and hangovers, we hope you’ll take some time to check out this week’s upcoming shows and enter to win some tickets.  Two Cow Garage, Greensky Bluegrass, Jay Farrar (pictured), and the Playing For Change Band will all be hanging out in our rad city this week, and we don’t want you to miss out.  Check ’em out after the jump.

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Come Out And Play For Change At The Capitol Theater

Music is truly a universal language.  Nowhere is that more evident than when listening and watching the collaborative performances by musicians all over the world on the Playing For Change video series.   These gorgeous songs feature performers whose talents were mostly unknown outside of their individual communities until their music caught the attention of the PFC crew.  Read on to learn more about this phenomenal movement, and get details on the upcoming Madison performance from the Playing For Change Band and the very important cause that ticket sales will go to benefit.

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Get Your PLAYING FOR CHANGE Tickets Before The Rush

On November 9th, the Capitol Theater will host a very special night of music as artists from all over the world come together to celebrate the power of music. A bit about the event:

“Musicians from different cultures uniting together for the common purpose of peace through music is a powerful statement. For the past four years Playing For Change has traveled the world with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of such inspiration. Throughout the journey we created a family of over 100 musicians from all walks of life. We connect these musicians together with “Songs Around The World.” The Playing For Change Band is the next chapter in our story. Now people everywhere can witness first hand the transformational power of music and love that comes from the Playing For Change Band.

Their 2010 fall tour is highlighted by the addition of famed Senegalese guitarist Ilon Ba (Baaba Maal) to the stellar Playing For Change band which includes percussionist Mohammed Alidu (Northern Ghana), vocalist Clarence Bekker (Netherlands/Suriname), vocals/harmonica Grandpa Elliott (New Orleans), vocals/percussionist Mermans Kenkosenki (DRC Congo), guitarist Jason Tamba (Kinshasa, the capital of DRC Congo) and vocalist Titi Tsira (Gugulethu, African township in the Western Cape).”

Tickets for PLAYING FOR CHANGE will be available to the general public this Friday, but our readers can get in on the action a bit early.  Follow this link to buy your tickets now before they’re all gone.  $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Playing For Change Foundation.


Just Announced Madison Concerts: PLAYING FOR CHANGE

Tuesday, November 9


Capitol Theater, 7:30pm

$35 adv and dos

General Admission

Tickets on sale on our Music Calendar September 10 at 11am

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