Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hatian Relief show..TONIGHT

The effects of the January 12 catastrophe in Haiti still reverberate. Berklee College of Music reaches out to the country with the Berklee Concert for Haiti on February 23. Special guest musicians from Open Access to Music for Children (OAMEC), a Haitian community program from Youth and Family Enrichment Services, is part of this fundraiser event that starts at 8:15 pm at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

Proceeds from the concert will go to several organizations including Mercy Corps. General admission tickets are $10, and are available at the Berklee Performance Center box office. For information, call 617-747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com.

This will be an evening of outstanding performances ranging from reggae to old school soul and folk rock. A highlight of the show comes from Open Access to Music for Children (OAMEC), which provides low-cost music education to the children of 100 Haitian families and looks to extend these resources to children currently being relocated to Boston from Haiti. OAMEC representative Geralde Babeau will speak about the way this organization is helping the Haitian community and ways to contribute to that effort.


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