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Listen for Life

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • International
  • Media & Broadcasting


1279 Sussex WayHayward, CA 94544 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

"Our mission is to raise awareness of music's power as a channel of communication and healing. We serve music by serving musicians: we inspire and enable them to use their gifts in the service of others, through a variety of LFL outreach projects, educational productions, and live music programs that make an impact in their communities and beyond."


Listen for Life is a 22-yr old nonprofit service organization, using music to make a difference in a variety of projects and programs worldwide, from refugee camps to saving music cultures on broadcast media networks, and from hospitals and orphanages to major school districts and music festival productions, We have thus far impacted the lives of over 10million individuals in over 50 countries. Current projects needing volunteers include NFN LIVE ONline concerts (NotesForNourishment.org) that raise funds for a variety of nonprofit causes; creating additional media units to add to our award-winning cross-cultural resource TravelsWithMusic.com; and our "Against the Noise" (ATN) project designed specifically to address Covid-19 issues for health care staff and patients in hospital ICUs at this time.


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by Bro./Dr. Martin F. from Lafayette,, LA (September 25, 2009)
As Music Director of the "Christian Brothers" College of Santa Fe, N.M., 1966-73, I began to add "authentic,traditional Native American Indian music to my "Music Methods and Materials" classes for elementary teacher training. It appeared to be a "dying musical art" and I wanted to join those who were trying to revive and promote it. Over the years I found diminishing interest in this "First American" art form, not from the serious student, but from the "consumerism" of the economy that would rather promote more "popular" (and lucrative) forms of music. Eventually I found myself as the "only" music education specialist and consultant using this beautiful, yet "primitive", art form in my area. As a religious Brother with a "vow of poverty" I have very few "economical resources" to contribute to the cause, but I do have "time, interest and training and help "lead the charge" to preserve this underrepresented and dying "First American" art form...anyone out there interested? BMF

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