Pianos for Peace
Founder & CEO
Pianos for Peace is a nonprofit organization founded by composer and pianist Malek Jandali. It is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Atlanta. Pianos for Peace mission is to build peace through music and education.
The annual Pianos for Peace Festival takes place in Atlanta over a two-week period where painted pianos are placed in public spaces and parks of the city for anyone to play. Afterward, the pianos are donated to schools, community centers, hospitals, nursing homes and other organizations in need. Pianos for Peace volunteer artists contribute to year-round outreach programs that reach various under-resourced communities throughout Metro Atlanta.
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