Harvard Student Sings For Haiti Relief
After the earthquake that occurred in Haiti in January 2010, many relief efforts were started, but a year later everything seems to have remained the same. But it will be changed soon if Scott Yim, a student at Harvard, has anything to say about it.
After reading about the terrible tragedy, Scott decided to put his musical skills to work. In the beginning Scott had no intention of selling his song. The entire project started with a few lyrics and melodies written down on a pad of paper. With the help of a few friends, the song was performed at Haiti Relief Benefit concert in the February of 2010. People really responded to the song, which is what gave him the idea to record the song in the studio. When Scott initially applied for funding, he was denied. But eventually, he found his funding during Harvard’s Optional Winter Activities Week. With the help of six other talented students, the song finally got recorded at The Bridge Sound and Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
So far the song has raised a little over $1,000, but money was never really the goal. Scott and his team of talented musicians hope to raise awareness, and keep Haiti in people’s thoughts. “Obviously every dollar helps, but often when a disaster occurs, help is there for just that time immediately following what happened, and then a few months later, people move on because they think they've done their part already. However, the fact is that there's still so much damage and we'd like everyone to know that Haiti is still in the process of recovery,” said Scott Yim.
Scott’s song “Going Up” is available for purchase at http://www.harvardforhaiti.bandcamp.com/, and the video can be watched at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hufjbAHv9kw.
Going Up (Official Music Video)
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