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Green Family Foundation and Fisher Stevens Launch 'This is Haiti' PSA Campaign Featuring Sting, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts

The Green Family Foundation, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving global health and elevating socio-economic conditions, announced today that it has partnered with acclaimed actor and producer Fisher Stevens to produce "This is Haiti," a radio public service announcement campaign to generate funding for the disaster relief efforts in Haiti via the Clinton Foundation and Partners in Health.

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Alan Lomax's Haitian Time Capsule

This is a time capsule of music and culture from a country enjoying a new freedom after 19 years of U.S. occupation, and already casting those traditions aside as it struggles to redefine itself. Acutely aware of this, and at the urging of folklorist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston, Lomax (then just 21) and his wife, Elizabeth, spent four months there trying to capture the music before it faded into the past...

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The Green Family Foundation Featured in Miami 2010 Wrap-Up in SunPost Weekly

... If you checked the list of this year's Grammy nominations you'll have seen two entries for Alan Lomax in Haiti: Recordings for the Library of Congress,  1936-1937,  which received nods for both Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes. Captured by a then 21-year-old Lomax and featuring a plethora of song styles, the 10-disc box set was execuitive produced by Kimberly Green of the Green Family Foundation (GFF) and it has helped pave the way for Haiti to again be considered for its culture rather than its tragedies...

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2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The 2011 Festival will also host the largest celebration of Haitian culture in the U.S. since the devastating earthquake one year ago.  New Orleans and Haiti have shared a deep cultural connection for over three hundred years and many of the local traditions and customs owe their roots to this complex Caribbean country.  The Jazz Fest is proud and honored to host the icons of Haitian music and culture including Wyclef Jean, Tabou Combo, RAM, Boukman Eksperyans, Emeline Michel, Djakout #1, DJA-Rara and Ti-Coca & Wanga Négès.  The many cultural connections will be illustrated throughout all aspects of this year’s Festival.  Some highlights include traditional Vodou drumming performances, folk crafts demonstrations led by visiting master artisans and rara band DJA-Rara parading throughout the Fair Grounds.   With the support of the Green Family Foundation, the program will also include a series of scholar-led panel discussions entitled Haiti & New Orleans: Cultural Crossroads as well as a listening station featuring excerpts from the Grammy nominated recordings of Dr. Alan Lomax made in Haiti for the Library of Congress in 1936-1937.

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Digicel's Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners the Backbone of Innovative New Post Earthquake Future for the Hatian Economy - Garment Industry Entrepreneur Wins First Haiti Award

The Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year is sponsored by Sogebank, AIC and Coles Group and is supported by the Clinton Global Initiative, Centre for Free Enterprise and Democracy (CLED), Chamber of Commerce and Industrie Haiti, The Soros Foundation, The Green Family Foundation and local Haitian media – Le Nouvelliste and TNH...

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Our Man in Miami: From Haiti to Betty Page with Kimberly Green

Last weekend was the final two screenings in the tour we’ve been on since February. I work with an organization called Fast Forward, which puts together outdoor screenings of Haitian-made documentaries, and we followed the fault line of the earthquake. The tour was called Food for Souls, because everyone was bringing rice and water and what have you, but no one was really taking care of the cultural core of the people. We had between three and ten thousand people at every screening, all of whom got to hear some of Haiti’s best musicians in addition to seeing a wide variety of film shorts covering everything from gender equity to environmentalism to the “remembrance” pieces Alan Lomax shot back in the ‘30s. The previous screenings were held out in the country, but this last event was held in Petionville, which is where most of Haiti’s private sector is based. So it was nice to be able to show the shorts to those who are in country and spearheading the efforts to rebuild...

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Music Revives Haiti

Actor Fisher Stevens and Kimberly Green, president of the Miami-based Green Family Foundation, produced the radio PSAs. Like other urgent appeals for donations after the earthquake, they feature celebrities — Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller and Sting — seeking pledges to The Clinton Foundation and Partners in Health.

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Panel Focuses on Haiti’s Future Direction

Kimberly Green, the president of the Green Family Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on global health and poverty relief, said that aid groups continued to play a prominent role in Haiti’s recovery. Haiti, Green said, is a “shadow government run by NGOs.” But for Haiti to truly rebuild, aid groups must work with the Haitian people on permanent solutions to the country’s chronic problems. “Are we bringing in our own people and then leaving?” she said. “What becomes a good intention can become something that is detrimental.”

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