Jerry Garcia Foundation Lets Loose Ripples for Music Education

Written by on August 27, 2015

I lojerryve it when good music teams up with good works!

The Jerry Garcia Foundation is partnering with the Playing for Change Foundation to promote bringing music programs to children around the world. To that end, they’ve launched a new social media art-inspired effort, #RippleEffect, to raise awareness for this important cause.

The project is centered around the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead and a new recording of the Dead’s classic, “Ripple.” This new version features Jerry’s daughter Keelin on vocals, performances by artists including Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, Bill Kreutzmann, and David Hidalgo, plus musician Vasti Jackson playing Jerry’s own Fender Stratocaster.

Listen and watch:

 

You too can be part of the movement to implore those in charge to “let there be songs to fill the air.” Create your own artistic interpretation of a visual #RippleEffect using photos, videos, or art materials and tag your final product with #RippleEffect #StoriesofGratitude, #GlobalArt #JGF #PFCF. A #RippleEffect global art collage will be constructed and shared on The Jerry Garcia Foundation website and travel in an exhibition featuring the art of Jerry Garcia.

More from the JGF:

The video of “Ripple,” a song composed by Jerry Garcia and written by lyricist Robert Hunter, heralds the launch of the #RippleEffect social media art project. The project, invites people from all over the world to create a visual “ripple effect” as they share stories of gratitude and kindness via social media. …

Everyone around the world is invited to participate.

Participants are encouraged to share their stories of acts of kindness or gratitude on a social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Participants may create their own artistic interpretation of a visual #RippleEffect using photos, videos or art materials with added hashtags: #RippleEffect #StoriesofGratitude, #GlobalArt #JGF #PFCF.

*Select submissions will be included in a compilation video to be released on Playing For Change Day 2015 on Sept. 19.

*A #RippleEffect Global Art Collage will be constructed and shared on The Jerry Garcia Foundation website and travel in an exhibition featuring the art of Jerry Garcia.

This is a great way to use your creative voice and vision to help others and make a positive difference in the world! Think of the #RippleEffect you can create. Get involved here.


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