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Click here to watch a great discussion of Haiti’s history and current debates about reconstruction by Deborah Jenson, broadcast from Duke last Friday in relation to the “Haiti’s History” conference April 22-23.

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The ISPAN (Institut de sauvegarde du patrimoine national, or Institute for National Historic Preservation) has issued a detailed, and devastating, report on the impact of the earthquake in Haiti, which you download here.

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Please spread the word and join us for this Benefit concert



FEBRUARY 6th, Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University East Campus, 8 p.m.

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Click here to listen to a new song composed by Josue in response to the earthquake, which will be part of his performance here

Listen to Yege Dahomen by Erol Josue

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Here is a video of the Haitian group Boukman Eksperyans singing their celebration of the tradition of revolutionary struggle in Haiti.

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I found this interesting article in Le Nouvelliste, Haiti’s leading newspaper, about how individuals from Guadeloupe and Martinique who have joined the rescue efforts in Haiti have found their common kreyol language to be a vital tool of connection and communication.

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