More Haiti Benefits, Donations by Local Musicians




Though the Haitian earthquake has all but vanished from the mainstream media’s radar, local musicians continue to spotlight the need for sending relief to the country. Local hip-hop artist Young Haitti announced he’ll donate 50 percent of the proceeds from his fifth album, The Baydahaitian, to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. “After seeing the devastation over there and still waiting to find out if my own family members are alive, I knew I had to do something to contribute,” said the artist in a press release. The album is available in stores and on iTunes, Amazon, and Latin jazz singer Kat Parra will also donate $1 per CD sale of her recent album Dos Amantes to the Save the Children Fund, which helps kids in Haiti who were orphaned as a result of the earthquake.

In other Haiti benefit news, the kid-friendly Sippy Cups will play a benefit show for Haitian children at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Sunday, February 28, at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit UNICEF. $5 for kids, $16 for adults.

Further down the line, alt-country musician Bob Harp will play a benefit show with Blisses B, Acacia Collective, and Tyler Matthew Smith at the Red Devil Lounge on Wednesday, March 10. 9 p.m., $5, $8.

Two days later, Phil Lesh will throw his 70th birthday bash at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, with all net proceeds to support Haitian earthquake relief. March 12, 7:30 p.m., $41.50, $125.