A new documentary short film, produced by Lawrence University in collaboration with BLUME Haiti, documents the experience of Haitian musician Gessoit Pierre Louis during six months of intensive music study at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. It highlights the ways in which music opens the door to meaningful cultural exchange. BLUME Haiti is very proud to have been involved in the making of this film and we encourage supporters to share it with their networks to help spread it's powerful message.
In case you missed our spring "Music Matters" quarterly e-newsletter, you can read it in full at this link. It features articles about BLUME Haiti's summer camp plans, the Academie Musicale Occide Jeanty and teacher Daniel Charles (pictured left), generous donor Eckroth Music, and board member Carolyn Desrosiers. Want to receive our quarterly e-newsletter? Sign up here! It only takes a few minutes. We promise not to clog up your inbox, and that we will send meaningful updates and stories that keep you informed on how BLUME Haiti is living out our mission.
We've added another school to the map of schools that we support- Symphonik Ecole de Musique, or Symphonik Music School!
Click on the map to check it out.
Exciting news! BLUME Haiti was recently featured on Winifred Flint's Haitian Education blog. She writes "In keeping a pulse on the education sector in Haiti I have observed a number of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organization) of all sizes and types. I have seen few organizations devoted to the arts so I was intrigued when I discovered BLUME Haiti..." Read the full article here!
Cemuchca (Cap Haitian): June 21 - July 12
Holy Trinity (Cange): July 12 - August 3
AMOJ (Croix des Bouquets): July 26 - August 16
Dessaix-Baptiste (Jacmel): August 3 - 22
Othello Bayard (Les Cayes): August 3-15
And more to come!
Click here to read our most recent newsletter! This issue features articles about Haitian luthier Tchoupy Hilaris' apprenticeship in Cremona, the Holy Trinity music school, board member Lindsay Schwartz, and generous donor Double Reed Girl. To make sure you receive future issues please sign up here!
Building Leaders Using Music Education in Haiti