Yon Sel Lanmou President Greg Cronin is now an adjunct professor at Centre de Formation et de Développement Économique (CFDE) University. He will co-teach a course in project development this spring, and teach ‘aquaponic farming’ once the FEED HAITI aquaponic system is operating.
The photo shows the humpback whale with a harpoon in its back. It died soon after.
The 3 Bays Marine Park in northern Haiti that was formed after an ecological assessment of the area by Yon Sel Lanmou and FoProBiM needs education and enforcement to succeed. We witnessed illegal harvesting of mangroves for charcoal in early January, and three days after we left the area, fishermen killed a humpback whale that entered the MPA. A brief article is here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11386407
Thanks to all who made this a huge success.
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Yon Sel Lanmou with N a Sonje is producing a community event to remember the victims of the earthquake that struck 5 years ago, to celebrate the lives of survivors, and share hope for the future. The day will include speeches by community leaders, a documentary about Village Mozayik, videos of the quake, music by Kob Nwa, Augustin Mona, and 2 Rasin, food, and beverage. Tickets are free, but limited to the event. Anybody can view our webcam of the event, so click join/going, and remember with us. Map it here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Royalty+Free+Haitiemail@example.com,-72.231309,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x94614e74edd8aec3
View the event live here: http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/19732447
Yon Sel Lanmou has a GIS database for the entire country of Haiti, GIS software, and a dedicated GIS laptop. What we need is a GIS expert to put these valuable tools to good use in Haiti. Contact Greg Cronin if you are interested, and feel free to share this with people that are qualified. Yon Sel Lanmou
Our dear friend Mona Augustin has been an outspoken supporter of Haitian people, and of Yon Sel Lanmou. He has performed at our benefit concert, is an instructor at Royalty Free Haiti, and has selflessly devoted heroic efforts to support Village Mozayik. This gifted musician recently released the CD Mamamee that we encourage you to purchase. In additional to getting to hear amazing original Haitian music, you will know that your purchase is benefiting Village Mozayik featured in this documentary. Click here to purchase the CD.
The Director of the first Royalty Free Haiti school, Najee Dread, plants vetiver grass on his land with YSL President Greg Cronin, his family, and some RFH students. Najee says the vetiver grass will stabilize the soil on his steep property, where he plans to grow beans, peppers, melons, corn, and fruit trees. Visit the Royalty Free Haiti and Vetiver System pages to learn more about the individual projects.
Come party with us before we head out to Haiti for a month! A group of us are going to bring access to music education and technology to our Haitian friends!! We’ll have our awesome Royalty Free Haiti shirts, patches, and necklaces available. Dryer Plug Studios has been so generous to this project, it’s only right we go out at our favorite space! community, music, drinks, what more do you want??
Special Performances by:
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Molina Speaks & Randy Runyan (Everyday Denver pre- release)
Rattlesnake & more
if you can’t make our event… please look at our indiegogo where you can make a donation for merch, the samplebank, original art, etc.
Amelia Laing is a Haitian scholar, wrote a thesis on the Haitian Revolution, and has spent a lot of time in Haiti. Yon Sel Lanmou respects her opinions on Haiti, which makes this endorsement that much sweeter. See her original post here.
Thanks Amelia. Yon Sel Lanmou
YSL’s Director of Audio Production, Kalyn Heffernan continues to produce songs for Haitian artists. A couple of 2 Rasin songs that Greg recorded in Jan. 2012 were produced by Kalyn. Kalyn created a Soundcloud page for YSL where you can check out the songs: