Posted on 1/29/2011at 12:32 PM
Montclair Mayor Jerry Fried writes that the second annual benefit concert for Haiti will be on January 29th at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montclair.

Though it didn't seem possible a year ago, this year is even worse for Haitians, as they battle not only the ongoing devastation due to the earthquake last January, but also the rise of a cholera epidemic.

Here is Mayor Fried's invitation.

I'm writing to let you know that on January 29th at 7:30 pm we will be having our 2nd Annual Concert for Haiti, one year after the earthquake that destroyed so much of that impoverished country. Co-organized with great Township volunteer Cindy Stagoff, we have a line-up of powerful musicians for an evening of music, compassion and community:

Grammy Award Winning Bassist Christian McBride, Melissa Walker and Friends from Jazz House Kids

The Passing Notes

Stephen Bryant

Like last year, it will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, host for many great peace and justice initiatives, and the event will be run by Outpost in the Burbs.

We will also be joined by some other outstanding performers including Haiti's Obed Jean-Louis, Cantor Meredith Greenberg, Big Mamou, Rob Maskin, Eva Goldfarb and Bob Mellman.

It will be a chance to renew our support for this fragile country. All the proceeds will be donated to EDEYO, which is rebuilding a school and providing free quality education to children in Haiti. Tickets will be $20 for adults, $5 for children but please bring your checkbooks if you can afford to donate more as the needs are still huge. You can buy tickets online here.


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