Singing for Haiti/Chante pou Aiyti - Benefit Concert - Feb 27, 2010

Many of us wonder what we can do to help relieve the suffering of the people of Haiti in the aftermath of last month’s devastating earthquake. The Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield, a collaboration between St. Olaf and Carleton students and staff and local Northfield residents, invites everyone to Singing for Haiti/Chante pou Aiyti.

The event, held Feb 27, 2010 at the Grand Event Center, is an opportunity for the community to contribute to Haiti’s relief and at the same time to gather to enjoy lively music.

Paul Miller, who earlier this year brought Margaret Trost, founder of the What If? Foundation to Northfield, is one of the organizers. Miller notes that the Foundation, which since 2000 has had as its mission the feeding and educating impoverished children in Port-au-Prince, is one of the organizations, which will receive funds raised at the concert. Partners in Health and Feed My Starving Children will also share the proceeds, which planners hope will reach $5000.

This will be a real community event, with several local groups on stage:

  • 6:30 pm - Northfield High School's Madrigals
  • 7:00 pm - St. Olaf's Archaic Revival
  • 8:00 pm - Carleton's Porch Collective
  • 9:00 pm - Brothers Frantzich a Minnesota group, which founded Feed Them with Music, an organization promoting artists, events and concerts which donate a percentage of profits toward feeding the starving.

Tickets are available at Present Perfect on Division Street and cost $15 for adults, and $7 for students. 100% of ticket sales go to the three organizations.

For more information, contact Miller at: 651-283-1090 or thehaitiman@msn.com.


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Haiti Concert photos

Liz Low, one of Carleton's student bloggers, has put up a nice page of photos from the concert.