On November 30th, my music students presented a concert in Pasbwadom. We filled two full hours with some pretty good music, from trumpets and trombones to recorders, keyboards and guitars...and some drums! A two-hour concert in Haiti is a 'short' concert. Often concerts go on for hours and hours.
All of the music went well. There were no catastrophes, well, maybe one. The Brass Band prepared music from 5 different countries. When we got to Mexico, the drummer was confused and didn't remember what to do. We got through the song, but it was a small catastrophe. OTHER THAN THAT, there were no big problems.
At that concert, we sold tickets for $5...five Haitian dollars, which is about fifty cents. We raised a total of $705 Haitian dollars. All of that money was given to a church in the neighborhood that is losing its building due to the new highway coming through town.
I encouraged the musicians in Haiti to offer their talents to the benefit of someone else...a sister congregation. The did so happily. It's not unlike the ASAPH concerts here in the USA. Good-hearted musicians give of the time and talents for the benefit of ASAPH Teaching Ministry. We're currently planning another ASAPH concert. The details will be available soon.
Missionary in Haiti.