Brooklyn Haiti benefits, part 2

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Roy Nathanson, Sunday at Sycamore

The Brooklyn-Port-au-Prince connection has been tight over the last couple of weeks, with heartfelt earthquake relief efforts all around the borough. Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) was part of a star-studded cast that brought in over $35,000 at the Bell House; and Brooklyn Bowl teamed up with Robert Randolph, ?uestlove, Q-tip and Talib Kwell to raise another $20,000 for Red Cross and Yele Haiti. Now the fundraising continues with a couple more events that are sure to send the dollars where they’re needed.

Sycamore, Sunday, Jan. 31
Roy Nathanson presents A Benefit for Haiti with himself, Lloyd Miller & the Deedle Deedle Dees and Astrograss for an afternoon of live performances at the Ditmas Park bar/flowershop (1118 Cortelyou Rd.). Kids’ music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., grownup music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $20 at the door. All proceeds, of course, go to Haiti relief.

Kush Café, Wed., Feb. 3
The Clinton Hill French pan-African restaurant (17 Putnam Ave., between Cambridge & Grand) is having a benefit, all-you-can-eat $20 buffet dinner to support the family of Darnelle Dasne, a Port-au-Prince native and server at the restaurant who lost several loved ones in Haiti’s earthquake. All proceeds go to the Dasnes.

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  1. Wonderful news about the bell house fundraiser + so glad to hear about upcoming events! also, Thursday, Feb 4, FREE Haitian dance class at the Brooklyn Lyceum, 7-9pm. Peniel Guerrier is the teacher – his spirit and skill are dazzling. He also lost family in Haiti, but he’s offering this class opportunity to Brooklyn after sold-out benefit shows at Alvin Ailey this year.

  2. a few hours ago sycamore was approaching $1000 and the show was great! even in the evening, kids, dogs (upstairs) horns, strings, tight vocals, what a great evening!

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