A friend of Afropop, former volunteer and musician, Mark Wixom, is involved in a Haiti Benefit taking place at the Knitting Factory on Monday. Here's his note and information on the benefit...
Since moving to New York, I've taught music lessons to the children of French-American families from different parts of the globe and lived in Crown Heights, Brooklyn surrounded by many Hatian neighbors. Some of my friends are still waiting to hear news from their families in Haiti. I hope you'll join us as we come together this Monday at Knitting Factory to raise funds and support the continued relief effort!
Bénéfice pour L'Haïti
361 Metropolitan ave. Brooklyn
Monday February 1st, 2010
7 pm doors, 8 pm show
Corner of Havermeyer and Metropolitan
L to Bedford avenue
Amayo's FU Arkist Ra (= me on bass)
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens (= awesome)
Ikebe Shakedown (= funky)
Another event to benefit Haiti is planned for Tuesday, February 23rd at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, more details to follow.