Wednesday, January 20, 2010

HAITI Regine Chassagne of ARCADE FIRE & Is The World Failing Haiti Al Jazeera

UPDATE: 1:49 & 4:28 PM Jan. 20- HAITI

From: Joel's Arcade Fire Blog Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Arcade Fire are taking licensing requests

Bank Robber Music just announced the following via their twitter.

**Arcade Fire are taking licensing requests for the next 10 days with proceeds going to Haiti relief org., Partners In Health. Hit us up!**

This is the first time Arcade Fire have publicly stated they'll consider offers to use their music in movies, films, tv series etc etc. But as stated above, only for the next 10 days and only to help raise money to Partners In Health so they can continue their tremendous work in Haiti following last week's devastating earthquake.
Posted by joel at 18:52
Tags: Arcade Fire, Bank Robber Music, Partners In Health, Twitter

Arcade Fire Canadian Indy Band
Regine Chassagne & Win Butler of Arcade Fire

"U2 and Jay-Z record song for HaitiJay-Z and Bono/Jay-Z and U2's Bono and The Edge will also appear on the Haiti telethon",Jan. 20,2010

Urging fans to donate to aid charities, the Arcade Fire star has followed this with an article in British newspaper The Observer.

"Somewhere in my heart, it's the end of the world" she mourned. "These days, nothing is funny. I am mourning people I know. People I don't know. People who are still trapped under rubble and won't be rescued in time. I can't help it."

"Everybody I talk to says the same thing: time has stopped."

"What we are seeing on the news right now is more than a natural disaster. This earthquake has torn away the veil and revealed the crushing poverty that has been allowed by the west's centuries of disregard. That we must respond with a substantial emergency effort is beyond argument, but in the aftermath, Haiti must be rebuilt."

From: " Arcade Fire Pen Haiti Tribute: Regine Chassagne In Tribute to Homeland" by Robin Murray at Clash Tue, 19/01/2010

The Human Face of Haitian Tragedy by Katie Couric at Huffington Post/CBS News Jan. 17,2010

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The poorest and most vulnerable in society in Haiti appear to receive aid only after those in positions of power or the well connected ?

Haiti. No Relief for children struggling for survival on their own

Régine Chassagne (of Arcade Fire) talks about Haiti and Partners In Health
Régine Chassagne (of Arcade Fire) talks about Haiti and Partners In Health

Arcade Fire- Haiti

From the album: Funeral
Released: September 14, 2004


Note: Certain parts of the song is in French

Haiti, mon pays,
wounded mother I'll never see.
Ma famille set me free.
Throw my ashes into the sea.

Mes cousins jamais nes
hantent les nuits de Duvalier.
Rien n'arrete nos esprits.
Guns can't kill what soldiers can't see.

In the forest we are hiding,
unmarked graves where flowers grow.
Hear the soldiers angry yelling,
in the river we will go.

Tous les morts-nes forment une armee,
soon we will reclaim the earth.
All the tears and all the bodies
bring about our second birth.

Haiti, never free,
n'aie pas peur de sonner l'alarme.
Tes enfants sont partis,
in those days their blood was still warm.

also see: " Arcade Fire Pen Haiti Tribute: Regine Chassagne In Tribute to Homeland" by Robin Murray at Clash Tue, 19/01/2010

and:">I let out a cry, as if I'd heard everybody I loved had died/
In a moving response to the earthquake, a Haitian singer demands that her homeland isn't once again abandoned by the west by Regine Chassagne Observer/ Jan 17,2010
Inside Story - Has the world failed Haiti?

After the catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti last week, the US is working closely with the UN and the Haitian government. The US army has been actively involved in helping distribute aid. But after decades of neglect, are Washington and other powers returning to a bigger role in this poor country? And would that come at a price?

and so it goes,

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