Saturday, March 17, 2012

Arlington VA church holds benefit concert for Haiti

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, there was a benefit concert at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington VA. by Snuhgie and "Soulfire: A Sound Influence", for the St. Croix Hospital in Haiti.  The concert was called “Remembering Haiti, a Night of Inspiration”.

The basic link for Snuhgie is here

There is a Myspace website for Soulfire (the closest that I could find, which I don’t know if is the same as here the group that performed,  link.  

The music was “basic gospel music” with the sing-a-long text projected by PowerPoint.  (Sorry, Apple fans, the group used Windows and an HP server.  Windows can still do media, as if no one remembers that!)
The words tended to come across as “evangelical.”  There were lines that, for example, said that persecution is not the same thing as abandonment, an interest observation.

The music was followed by SoulFire, which played popular songs ranging from “Jersey Boys” to New York Underground in the 1970s. 

Here’s a video by Snuhgie Stocks, which I think is the same.  There’s a YouTube channel by the name Snuhgie about Naval warfare that seems totally unrelated

It had been reported before that it is very difficult for most church groups to organize volunteer missions to Haiti, partly for legal reasons. 

It does appear that there are large efforts underway, such as the Restavec Freedom Alliance, here, which heads with "volunteer for a mission trip". If you look at it, you see that it is expensive and risky and not practical for a lot of people. So that's a challenge. 

Compare to discussion of Nacascolo (Nicaragua), May 22, 2008. 

1 comment:

andaliega said...

Thanks for your review. I was there and enjoyed the concert tremendously and think it raised about $2,000 for Haiti St. Croix's hospital.