Friday, January 9, 2015

Haiti Earthquake Commemoration Features Piano Duo Benefit Recital for BLUME Haiti by Ji-Young Kim & Bokyung Park in Tucson Sun. Jan. 18, 4 PM & Sat. Jan. 24, 4 PM

Janet Anthony forwards this Newsletter:  

Haiti Earthquake Commemoration Events

Welcome to our special bulletin about upcoming 
events to commemorate the fifth anniversary 
of the ruinous 7.0 magnitude earthquake that 
struck Haiti on January 12,2010. 

In Haiti, events will be held throughout the 
country to honor the memory of the more
 than 250,000 who perished and to salute the 
courage of those who survived. Amidst the 
devastating loss, the Haitian people came 
 together, risking their lives to rescue loved 
 ones and strangers, sharing food and 
resources and finding strength in each other, 
in their faith and in music.

In the United States, events are being held 
across the country as well, and BLUME Haiti is 
proud to be among those paying tribute to the 
 many who lost their lives in the earthquake 
and to reflect on the impact it continues to 
have on the Haitian people. If you are in 
Appleton, Wisconsin or in Tucson, Arizona, 
we invite you to attend events we are 
sponsoring. Thank you for your support.
Kenbe La - Hold On
Screening at Lawrence University

Monday, January 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Warch Campus Center Cinema
711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI

BLUME Haiti will host a screening of the 2011 film 
Kenbe La-Hold On, by Bel Son Productions
Filmed before and after the Jan. 12th, 2010 
earthquake, Kenbe La chronicles the work of 
musicians and teachers of the Holy Trinity Music 
 School in Port-au-Prince and the Dessaix Baptiste 
Music School in Jacmel. Their experiences 
illustrate the ways in which music education 
contributes to building strong character and 
 supportive communities to help combat the 
intense needs that exist throughout the country. 
These stories reveal music's ability to heal and 
 unite even amidst the most challenging 

Carolyn Desrosiers, a co-director of the film, 
will attend the screening and there will also be 
several members of the local Haitian 
community available to answer questions. 
Freewill donations will be accepted before and 
after the film screening to benefit BLUME Haiti 

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