Haiti Sings

by Internet Bar Organization

Summary

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.
$4,915
total raised
66
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.peacetones.org
Peacetones Haiti Sings project page
Listen to the artists on Peacetones' music page
Vote in Haiti Sings on our Facebook page!
Follow us on Twitter

Organization Information

Internet Bar Organization

Location: Sudbury, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.internetbar.org
Internet Bar Organization
Project Leader:
Ruha Devanesan
Sudbury, Massachusetts United States

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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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