Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Arcade Fire :: Haiti

When I first saw that Arcade Fire had a track called Haiti, I was convinced they recorded it in the last few days in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the tragedy. But then I looked through my library and found that it was off their Funeral album, suitably named due to the deaths of band members' friends and family. This was released in 2004.

That said, Arcade Fire are doing their thing to help Haiti out. I copied this from their site:


Haiti needs your help in her darkest hour.

We just got off the phone with our friends at Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasanté).

Most of the medical infrastructure in Port-au-Prince is down.
Since Partners in Health's clinics are in situated the surrounding areas and haven't been damaged, they are mobilizing their resources towards
the capital, setting-up field hospitals to treat the injured on the ground.
Also, Paul Farmer (the founder of PIH) is at the UN and has access to the best information on where to direct the money... so for the moment
if you want to help, we suggest sending funds to:

+ http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti

Volunteer Request
If you work in the medical sector, or know someone who does:

Surgical/trauma experience only | Stand With Haiti | Partners In Health

Canadian residents with Roger and Fido cell phones can text HELP to 1291. 5 $ will be directed to Partners In Health's Haiti emergency fund.

Please be generous as time is of the essence.

Win and Regine

these photos convey some of what is going on:
+ www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html"

As one might suspect, Haiti has made somewhat of a comeback to music blogs and the like.

Arcade Fire :: Haiti | zSHARE

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