Friday, January 14, 2011

The Healing Power of Music and Haiti Noir // The Arts in Haiti, One Year After the Earthquake

Click here to listen American Public Media's The Story's recent program on the healing power of the arts in Haiti one year after the devastating earthquake:

The healing power of music

Jean Montes grew up in Haiti. He attended the Holy Trinity School of Music before coming to the States to become a conductor and musician. When the earthquake struck one year ago this week, his thoughts were of his beloved school and students. Jean knew his country needed food, water and shelter - but they also needed hope. Since then he has taken hundreds of instruments to Holy Trinity to give to young students through the Haitian Youth Music Relief.

Haiti Noir

Patrick Sylvain is a Haitian - American writer. He had planned to fly into Haiti on the day of the earthquake - but he did not. When the quake happened, Patrick was safe in the US. Later, he went to Haiti to help the people. He's made some sense of his own emotion through his contribution to the new book Haiti Noir.

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