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Initiative Diapason Tunes Up for Haiti

Initiative Diapason Tunes Up for Haiti

When Haiti makes the headline news for a couple of months, you can imagine how bad things must be on this troubled island, which has now become fertile ground for some 9000 NGOs.

It is the early morning of January 13, 2010 that I get a call from Andrew. He wants to know whether or not I had heard of the earthquake which had hit Haiti the day before. Since I am on my way to work, I promise to get back to him later. Upon getting home that…


Added by Vitalem Alriche on January 15, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Haiti 2010 in Review

2010 in Review


First, I wish you all best for the New Year. The year 2010 was particularly difficult for Haiti: Earthquake, cholera, contested elections, and mismanagement of donations, etc. This much we know. While much of the

attention has been focused on the desolation and frustration of the victims, I

thought it worthwhile to share with you a few positive anecdotes.



Added by Vitalem Alriche on January 4, 2011 at 5:54 — No Comments

New Haiti?

Haiti Trip Summary

In case you are wondering how my trip back home went I would prefer to tell you what you do not usually see or read about in the mainstream media. Sure, there are obstacles. Seeing the destruction, the litter, and the makeshift tents, Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas seem like a war zone. Yet, there are signs of hope, for…


Added by Vitalem Alriche on August 13, 2010 at 22:13 — No Comments

Does Music Matter?

Vitalem Alriche

Trip to Haiti (Summer 2010): Does Music Matter?

Six months after the 12 January 2010 earthquake, progress is slow. Millions or billions of dollars (who is counting?) in aid seem not to matter. The rubbles, the tent cities, and the filth are still present. The rebuilding of Haiti is a puzzle.…


Added by Vitalem Alriche on July 14, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments


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