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Musicians Join Forces for Haiti Relief

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | CommentsPost a Comment
Music really is the universal language. As soon as news of the massive Haitian earthquake crossed the wires Tuesday evening, many musicians were out in front of the story, gathering troops and rallying the battle cry for relief aid. Perhaps no one is closer to the situation than Wyclef Jean. He's Haitian born and probably best known as a member of The Fugees. He's also done tons of work for Haiti, including establishing the Yele Haiti foundation, which provides scholarships. Jean's been really good about being accessible to the media, doing interviews with many TV outlets about the Haitian disaster and urging people to donate.


Jean isn't the only former Fugee trying to help. Former band mate Pras Michel was also talking to fans and appearing on TV to raise awareness about the crisis. An MTV article mentions the possibility of a Fugee benefit concert.


Slash Tweeted that he wanted to organize a benefit concert for the victims. Coldplay's Chris Martin got in on the act, too, urging fans to donate. I'm pretty sure all this means we can expect to see a massive "Aid for Africa" type sort of project, and I think that's great. If there was some sort of big fund raising concert, I'd be happy to help. I don't know how to do much, but an extra pair of hands always helps.


If you'd like to help the people of Haiti, just about every charitable organization in the world is taking donations. Here's a good list of charities that won't rip you off.




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