GFM NYC Fam we want to take some time out today and help spread the word about some very importing events going on in the city that will benefit the people of Haiti. Artists are coming together and using their gifts to make a difference for a country and people that need all of our support.

From the press release

Jan 9th, 2012

NYC- Philly born/Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Candice Anitra has finished up in the studio her eagerly awaited sophomore project ‘Big Tree’ which will see a release on March 28th, 2012 world-wide.

One of the songs off the danceable/soul endeavour was inspired by the devastating Earthquake in Haiti. The song “Today” marks 2 years later and addresses mother nature, emotion and our vulnerability.

“Today” the music video will have its premiere at SOB’s at the Kreyol Hip Hop 4 Haiti Benefit on Wednesday, Jan 11th and will be available to everyone to watch on Jan 12th..

Soon after the earthquake shook Haiti on January 12, 2010, a photograph of a mountain of dead bodies gripped Candice Anitra. The shared humanity screamed out, and raw emotion compelled Anitra to compose a song as a reminder that we are all connected and vulnerable, living on one shared earth, and responsible for supporting one another. On the second anniversary of the devastation, and in advance of the release of Anitra’s sophomore album, Big Tree, Candice is releasing the track, “Today,” with a video for the song, in order to raise still-much-needed funds to improve lives in Haiti.

The video pairs images from Nadia Shira Cohen’s post-quake Haiti photo-essay, “Exodus” (Harper’s, May 2010), with footage of Candice’s performing the driving, melodic, pleading track, while editors Karim Lopez and Simon Doolittle have enhanced the piece with a retro-film aesthetic and a motion to the images that conveys the lyrics – “the way you shook this place, this rock in space.”

The song and video invoke a sense of urgency, and viewers are encouraged to name their price to download the song from , from which all proceeds will benefit the people of Haiti, via

Partners in Health’s construction of the 180,000 square foot, 320-bed Mirebalais National Teaching Hospital that will change the face of public health care in Haiti.

The Global Syndicate’s “Shine a Light” Campaign to provide solar-powered lights to subsistence wage earners – who otherwise pay up to 30% of their income for kerosene to see at night – improving education, productivity, and the environment, while reducing violence against women and children.

Find Candice Anitra on Twitter @candiceanitra
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Make sure to go out and support GFM Fave Maya Azucena’s benefit tomorrow night at DROM!