Three years after the devastating earthquake of 2010 and on the other side of the globe, Haiti remains in the hearts of artists in Japan.
Love & Unity, written by Trinidadian singer-songwriter, Alicia Saldenha, performed by a group of international artists in Japan, was conceived in response to the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti in 2010, killing over 300,000 people, injuring 300,000 and leaving 1,000,000 homeless.
While Haiti was still struggling to recover, it was hit by a cholera epidemic in October 2010 which has so far killed over 7,000 people and infected 500,000 Haitians. As if Haiti had not suffered enough, Hurricane Sandy destroyed most of Haiti's farmlands in October 2012, leaving the entire nation at risk of hunger and malnutrition in 2013. The poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, Haiti is ill-equipped to deal with this endless stream of calamity.
We hope that in releasing Love & Unity to mark the third anniversary of the earthquake, we can remind the world that Haiti needs our support now more than ever. The small, impoverished Caribbean nation seems to have been forgotten, while the people continue to suffer and much of the aid money pledged has not reached those who need it most.
The single is available online at CD Baby, iTunes and at LoveAlicia.com as well as other online stores. Profits will go to Partners in Health, a well-known and respected NGO working to eradicate cholera in Haiti.
Please purchase the single and help us spread the word.
Love & Unity
Music & Lyrics by Alicia Saldenha
Produced by Doni Donn & Alicia Saldenha
Executive Producers “ Duane Levi for Shalestone Music & Alicia Saldenha for Jem Adar Music
Engineered by Chris Howe & Duane Levi
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Howe
Art Direction by Mitsuyasu Hatakeda
Brian Martin, Doni Donn, Davina Robinson, Noeline Banova, Thomas Howard Lichtenstein, KAORU.
Goh œ5 Hirose
Alice Colosini, Fabio Viola, Perry Zorini, Alessandro Manigrasso