A youth choir and chamber ensemble from Haiti are on a U.S. tour that’s taken them from Maine to Manhattan to Kentucky over the past month. The tour is meant to showcase Haiti’s rich musical heritage — and to raise awareness of the country’s rebuilding efforts.
We’re coming up to the 10th anniversary of the disastrous earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. For a while after the earthquake, Holy Trinity Music School had to hold classes and rehearse outside. Now, they have a temporary structure, but they hope to build a permanent home and concert hall. This tour is, in part, about raising funds to do that.