America’s top Grammy nominated artists and internationally celebrated musicians, Slip N Slide Records and charity CARE have partnered with Melky Jean and Wyclef Jean to launch a worldwide effort, The Care For Haiti Album, to benefit women and children in Haiti, on the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
On January 12, 2011, to commemorate the one year anniversary of the earthquake, The Care For Haiti project will release the first single from the album, “Better,” highlighting the hope and future of Haiti if we unite to make things better. The song was written and performed by Melky Jean; Wyclef Jean served as the A&R.
The complete Care For Haiti Album will be released on March 8th, 2011, on to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the celebration of International Women’s Day, and will feature original songs and selections from Patti LaBelle, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Paul, Angélique Kidjo, The Kindred Family, Talib Kweli, Brooke Hogan and many others.
Every Care for Haiti album purchased generates support for women and families in Haiti, with 75 percent of the retail price donated to the work of CARE and the Yéle Haiti Foundation in Haiti.
“Eighty percent of the population of Haiti survives on just a dollar a day,” said Melky Jean. “Those most affected and living in poverty are women and children who make up about 70 percent of the world’s poorest people. With The Care For Haiti Album, we hope to be a catalyst for change and to raise resources to help provide fundamental business skills as well as access to health, food and educational opportunities for the women and children of Haiti. Women are the world’s greatest natural resource for fighting poverty; by educating one woman we can change a community and raise the hopes of a country.”
“Developing The Care For Haiti Album, and bringing together this phenomenal group of artists to develop a charitable album are important steps in ending the cycle of poverty in Haiti,” said Norbert Simmons, CEO of the Simmons Family Foundation, which funded the project. “I am especially proud to support Melky and to contribute to this effort.”
Ted Lucas, CEO of Slip-N-Slide Records, comments that “Slip-N-Slide Records and The Ted Lucas Foundation are honored to be a part of such an important music project. What better way to start the year off than by helping a country that is in urgent need of assistance.”
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