Like the rest of the world I’ve been deeply troubled to see the suffering and destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti. As I’ve been watching the news I started to wonder when live music would be used to help raise money and support. I figured it was only a matter of time until the live music community moved to provide relief. And the movement has begun.
Yesterday musician and Haiti native Wyclef Jean, who did a benefit concert there previously in 2004, expressed this via Rock the Vote’s website:
There is so much devastation and suffering caused by Tuesday’s earthquake in my native home of Haiti. Over 3 million people impacted. The death toll is still unknown but estimated to be thousands. All this in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Your help is desperately needed. The most important thing you can do is contribute to relief efforts. That is why I have set up the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (Video). If you are able, please make a contribution now.
Haiti Benefit Concert In the Works
Tonic reported yesterday that “The Edeyo Foundation is planning a telethon and a benefit concert tentatively scheduled for some time in the first two weeks of February. Celebrities on board will include: Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashton Kutcher, Usher, John Legend, Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kerri Washington, Susan Sarandon and others.” I’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details are announced.
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