Tag: Haiti

The Arcade Fire are Using Ticket Sales to Raise Money for Haitian Clinics

Members of the Arcade Fire discussed their philanthropic efforts with students at the University of Texas during SXSW

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism, Health Care Reform

Human Rights Issue Update: Illegal Adoptions Tearing Families Apart

In this issue update, I’m tackling some issues that continue to rear their ugly heads and some new ones you may just be hearing about for the first time. Take the next few minutes to put yourself in someone else’s shoes…

Posted in Human Rights

Remember Haiti with this Radiohead Benefit Concert

Last January Radiohead organized a benefit concert that raised $572,754 for Oxfam, with tickets as expensive as $2,000. And now that concert is available to you by download or to watch instantly, here.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Keep the Music (and Relief!) Coming, for Haiti

This year, on the anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, we’re proud to be partnering with our friends Causecast and Music for Relief to bring you “Download to Donate,” an innovative incentive to support ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

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Arcade Fire Urges Fans to Donate to Haiti at Concert

At the Quebec Summer Festival last night, Arcade Fire pledge to match any donation made by fans to Haiti relief through an organization called Kanpe

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Interview: Oxfam’s Liz Lucas In Haiti

Providing water and preventing diarrhea is Oxfam’s main mission in Haiti right now, says Liz Lucas, the relief organization’s American press officer. And HeadCount is donating all money collected at shows through March 1 to Oxfam America’s relief effort in Haiti. (Learn more about how you can donate here.) Emergency-response organizations from around the world…

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Dave Matthews Band Offers ‘Haiti Relief’ EP

In addition to their Music for Relief track, the Dave Matthews Band is offering five previously unreleased live track for sale on its website. The Haiti Relief Project EP (and a limited-edition T-shirt) will benefit Dave Matthews’s Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund. The EP costs only $5. Moreover, proceeds from all other merchandise the band…

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Interview: Michael Franti, On Beyond Tree-Hugging

If every administration gets the pop star it deserves, the current White House resident could do a whole lot worse than Michael Franti, with whom he has more than biracial parents in common. Franti released an optimistic single, “Obama Song,” shortly after the election, ended up playing three inauguration galas, and, per his comments below,…

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Dave Matthews, Peter Gabriel On Haiti Benefit Comp

Music for Relief, a nonprofit founded by Linkin Park to provide disaster relief and reverse climate change, has assembled a timely compilation you can download in exchange for a donation to assist Haiti earthquake victims. It’s a fairly poptastic assortment. Peter Gabriel’s “Heroes” is from his cleverly titled upcoming album of cover versions, Scratch My…

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In Defense Of Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean spent part of last week in Haiti, aiding in the earthquake relief process. But after raising more than $2 million through an SMS texting campaign, Jean’s Yéle Haiti foundation has come under scrutiny for poor financial management, and some question whether it’s the best organization to donate your money to. “It seems clear…

Posted in Music and Activism