Haiti Sings

$4,915 $85
Raised Remaining


Haiti Sings increases the visibility of talented, unknown artists from Port au Prince, who sing about their lives and represent their culture. Through music, we promote awareness and development.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Artists in developing communities have little knowledge of their legal rights and marketing techniques. Local laws and an absent government often encourage informal and insecure music industries and professions. Furthermore, in these locations there are few programs and organizations that encourage the arts and cultural expression for several reasons, including limited resources. These musicians are their communities storytellers. They need to share their culture and history with the world.

How will this project solve this problem?

19 artists from Haiti share their original music and stories with an international audience. They receive free legal and marketing workshops. The contest winner records a first album, and 90% of sales go the artist and his/her community project.

Potential Long Term Impact

All 19 contestants received free training and marketing on our site and social networks. Proceeds from the winner’s album will go towards a community development project of his/her choice, which leads to continued investment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,915

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,915 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Ruha Devanesan

Sudbury, Massachusetts United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Haiti Sings