Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yele Ayiti

(photo by Brena Currelly)

Haiti is once again experiencing some extremely difficult times. I have a number of friends and family living in and outside of Port-au-Prince, where the effects of this Tuesday's earthquake are truly devastating.

Yele Haiti is an organization started by Wyclef Jean in 2005 which builds global awareness helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment. YĆ©le’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief.

My wife Brena and I were in Haiti in '06 and witnessed many of these programs in action and they are truly remarkable and inspiring. I recorded a few things while we were there and Brena was working on her final project in Photography school.

If you wish to donate to a relief effort in Haiti, Yele, is one of the best that will get to the people first.

Have a listen to some of my live recordings and interviews in a mini-mix of dub-reggae and a live Hip Hop concert in Port-au-Prince organized by Wyclef to promote the "Lari Pwop" or "Clean Streets Project" of 2006.

To see some photos from the trip please visit Brena's website

Haitians are an overwhelmingly positive people and I wish them only good fortune and prosperity.

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