Our efforts to celebrate Haiti's cultural heritage made a big splash this year. Check out the amazing coverage of Green Family Foundation in SunPost Weekly's "Miami 2010: A Look Back" article which showcases the coolest and most noteworthy happenings in Miami last year.
Here's an excerpt that mentions GFF:
"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. Right after the earthquake, GFF and actor Fisher Stevens (whose documentary War Against War covers the country's UN peacekeeping mission) launched "This is Haiti," a series of PSAs culled from Lomax's recordings and narrated by the likes of Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller and Sting. Since then the music has been used as a backdrop and focus point to the GFF-backed tour Sinema anba Zetwal" (Cinema Under the Stars(, which produced concerts and film screenings all along the fault-line and gave Haitians a chance to see and hear the sounds of their forebears, in many cases for the first time. And more recently the revered New Orleans Jazz Festival invited GFF and its partners, among them Anna Lomax Wood, the ethnomusicologist's daughter, to curate the Haiti Pavilion in 2011. As the adage says: "perception is everything." And until Haiti is perceived to be a country filled with people of instead of victims, there can be no true change."
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|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|