“One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.” I think that quote, by Margaret Mead, gets to the heart of why so many of us felt motivated to put on a benefit for the victims of the January earthquake in Haiti. Because beyond their obvious economic, health and safety challenges, they just want to come home, and that’s something everyone deserves.
So we’re hosting a serious party, called “Communispace in the Community,” at the Charles Mosesian Theatre, next door to our HQs, on May 4th at 7:30 p.m. We’ve got an eclectic line up of performers on tap: Haitian singers Nicky Christ and Evens Grègoire; Emmy-nominated composer and violinist, DBR, who has personal links to the Haitian community; Boston’s Rainbow Tribe, The Dance Company; and our own Hannah Alex, Matt Smith and his band, Stereogrove.
General admission tickets are on sale for $25 at The Arsenal Center for the Arts box office at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, by phone at (617) 923-8487 and online.
Note that all net proceeds will be donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, whose purpose is to direct donations from individuals, corporations and organizations to support reliable charities working to help the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti recover and rebuild.