On Saturday, January 25th the Montclair community once again came together for an evening of music, community-building, and support for Haiti at the Fifth Annual Concert for Haiti.
The concert featured the marvelous Emeline Michel as headliner (the “Joni Mitchell of Haiti”) along with Montclair High School’s Passing Notes, Big Mamou (Zydeco), Zing Experience (Haitian roots, rock and reggae), the Jazz House Kids, the Oxygen Box Band, and a group featuring Cantor Meredith Greenberg, Leora Perlman and Bob Mellman from Temple Ner Tamid. A musical feast, and a sell-out! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Proceeds from the concert went to the Lamp, the Edeyo Foundation which operates a school in the Bel-Air section of Port-au-Prince, and Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) which provides university scholarships to deserving Haitian youth.
Click here for photos and conversation with Emeline Michel and Jim Morgan: Montclair Times article and photos