Playing for Change Plays Salvador, Bahia

On my way past the Praça Municipal here in Salvador yesterday (the public square in the city center from where one can take the elevator to the lower city)…I saw a row of microphones on mike stands set up next to the Christmas tree there…

I assumed they were there for some kind of Christmas show…

But no, they were there for Playing for Change. I had no idea! Had heard nothing about this! I wish I’d walked past a bit later!

Turns out there will be a show of Playing for Change artists in the Concha Acústica, tomorrow, Friday, November 30th. The show will begin at 7 p.m., and tickets are available from the Teatro Castro Alves ticket office there at Campo Grande, priced at 120 reais (half price for students and venerables). Camarotes (kind of like VIP areas, which in the case of the Concha Acústica aren’t so vippy) are 200 reais and half for the aforementioned.

Around here, them prices are for the gilded class! I hope there are enough of them interested in this music (and the people who make it) that the artists on stage won’t be staring at empty concentric concrete rings! This is a great project and we wish them the best!