Press Release: Love4Haiti, 1/23 - a Spectacular Night of Art, Music, and Dance to Benefit for Haitians in Need

Dear Yellowbuzzers,

I've been checked out due to over-commitment. But this is one important commitment. Along with artists/musicians/students, I am co-organizing an art/music/dance SPECTACLE to help raise funds for those in need in Haiti. See below for event details.



Peter Traub
Wendy Hsu

January 18, 2010


Love 4 Haiti: A spectacular night of art, music, and dance to raise funds for Haitians in need, January 23, 2010

(Charlottesville, VA, USA) - A team of Charlottesville's artists, musicians, and students, with the support of local food and book vendors, are coming together for an art/music benefit event to raise funds for the people of Haiti on Saturday January 23, 2010, at Random Row Books.

Love 4 Haiti will be an evening of music and art offerings from local artisans. A silent auction of art works, gift certificates, and dance lessons will begin at 5pm. A kaleidoscopic program of Charlottesville's performing talent follows, including: Fire in the Belly (bellydance), Dzian! (world surf rock), Jdavyd Williams and the Basement Bhaktis (kirtan), Natty Peeps (roots reggae), Shootin Moon (acoustic), Matt Jones (acoustic), Secretly Y'all (storytelling), and many more. Delicious food options donated by local restaurants will also be available for purchase.

All the proceeds will be donated to organizations behind the earthquake relief efforts including Partners in Health (PIH), International Rescue Committee (IRC), UNICEF, and GHESKIO. This event is co-sponsored by Random Row Books, UVa's Global Development Organization, The Bridge PAI, and HzCollective.

Love 4 Haiti
Saturday January 23, 2010
5pm - midnight
Random Row Books
315 W. Main St (Main St and McIntire Rd)
Admission $5

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=260281781865

Contact: love4haiti.event@gmail.com
Wendy Hsu [wendy.f.hsu@gmail.com] | Peter Traub [ptraub@gmail.com]


The Hsu-nami on Found Musik

I've been working on my dissertation chapter on the Hsu-nami the last couple of months. Today I finally got around to watching some of the Hsu-nami's video footage that I had saved over last fall.

The Found Musik video feature of the Hsu-nami is particularly well-done. It contains a band interview and the performance footage of "Entering the Mandala" in its entirety, shot in high-definition. I always love the second half of the song when the tempo goes into double-time. The contrast between melodic lyricism and speed-driven shredding brings out the best of the Hsu-nami thrill. Buckle down, everyone!

Found Musik 4: The Hsu-Nami from Don Fisco on Vimeo.


Tim Be Told: Free Mp3 Download & Tour Dates

Charlottesville's soul-driven rock band Tim Be Told released an exciting EP From the Inside last fall. Here's an opportunity for Yellowbuzzers to download their track "Analyze." Enjoy!

Tim Be Told charges forward in today's postmodernist hybrid sound bringing out the best of American soul and rock. Their sweet soul-driven rock tunes have impressed me since I first saw them perform at the UVa Amphitheater back in 2007.

Go see them live in action!! Tour Dates:

Jan 12 2010 White Rock Coffee Dallas, Texas
Jan 14 2010 Kick Butt Coffee Austin, Texas
Jan 15 2010 Fort Bend Community Church Missouri City, Texas
Jan 16 2010 Houston Chinese Church Houston, Texas
Jan 17 2010 Fort Bend Community Church Missouri City, Texas
Jan 18 2010 Private Show Los Angeles, California
Jan 19 2010 The Living Room Los Angeles, California
Jan 20 2010 University of California Irvine Irvine, California
Jan 22 2010 Hollow Body @ TRiP Santa Monica, California
Jan 23 2010 Stanford University Palo Alto, California
Jan 24 2010 South Bay Sa Rang Community Church Torrance, California
Jan 28 2010 Livingwater Church Berkeley, California
Jan 31 2010 Bay Area Chinese Bible Church San Leandro, California
Feb 3 2010 Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon
Feb 4 2010 Skagit Valley College Oak Harbor, Washington
Feb 5 2010 Ethnic Cultural Theatre w/New Heights Seattle, Washington
Feb 6 2010 Evangelical Chinese Church Seattle, Washington
Feb 9 2010 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 10 2010 Chinese Evangelical Church of Denver Denver, Colorado
Feb 12 2010 The Chapel w/Fundamental Elements St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 15 2010 Elbo Room w/Lucrezio Chicago, Illinois
Feb 17 2010 The Canopy Club w/ guests Urbana, Illinois
Feb 18 2010 Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
Feb 20 2010 Ishan Gala Benefit Concert Charlottesville, Virginia