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SHOW UPDATE: Brothers Dube are scheduled to play for Orphans at Little Brothers and Sisters (LBS) Orphanage Easter Sunday at 3pm, Kenscoff, Haiti. After touring Ireland in Sept 2011 to raise money for this orphanage, the orphanage located a PA and sound equipment for us to play a show. We will use the same instruments we used after the earthquake to raise $150,000 in the streets of Ottawa. We will donate those instruments to the Haiti Music School on our way to the airport on Tuesday. We donated our entire home studio, including drums, drum hardware, two electric guitars, a bass, microphones and mic stands. We priced the value of these instruments in Canada, to see whether it would be better to bring cash and buy instruments here, but because they are in such good condition, we brought them.
In addition to this, Musicare in Carlsbad Springs, Ontario donated two clarinets, two cornets (trumpets), and two alto saxophones and Domenic’s Academy of Music in Orleans, Ontario donated two brand new classical guitars that we used on Wednesday’s workshop with the Haiti Music School. Also several individuals donated instruments (Joanne, Barbara, Claire, and Craig).
We spent the entire day today filming our host family’s daily lives. We learned about them, getting water in the morning, making coffee, cleaning clothes, and the house. We asked them questions that our friends at school had recorded on their iPhones and we asked questions that people sent us on Twitter and Facebook (thanks!). After that, we invited them back to the hotel where they could go for a swim and have something to eat where we finished interviews on the rooftop. We returned to their home and went for a walk in the neighbourhood, came home, posted, went for a swim again and crashed.