Musikkens Nobelpris går til ‘Playing for Change’, Grandmaster Flash og violinisten Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Hip-hop-pioner Grandmaster Flash, violinisten Anne-Sophie Mutter og velgørenhedsorganisationen Playing for Change er blevet udnævnt til pristagere af 2019 Polarmusikprisen, der præsenteres af kong Carl XVI Gustaf i Sverige den 11. juni.

Meddelelsen blev bragt her til morgen, onsdag d. 13. februar, på Stockholms rådhus af Alfons Karabuda, formand for Polar Music Prize prisudvalget.

Dette er så svedig en nyhed, som understreger hvor vigtigt det er at udtrykke sig kreativt og i fællesskab. Hurra!

The Playing for Change Foundation was founded in the U.S. in 2007 by Whitney Kroenke and Mark Johnson, with a mission “to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.” The foundation has created music programs in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Morocco, Mexico, Argentina and Thailand. Every week in those countries, 2,000 young people attend classes in dance, musical instruments, languages and musical theory, all funded by the Foundation. Winning the Polar Music Prize “shows that the world is in tune with the same message as Playing For Change – no matter how many things in life divide us, they’re never as strong as the power of music to bring us together again,” Johnson tells Billboard. “And so being honored with something like this shows that people believe the same thing.”

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