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Moving, Entertaining And Lucrative, Unity Benefit Concert Was A Gem

By Onz Chery

Wyclef Jean during the Collision 2018 Conference. Picture by Stephen McCarthy/Collision via Sportsfile

More than 300,000 people tuned in on Sunday evening to watch Unity Benefit Concert, a virtual event that was livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

The concert, organized by The Haitian Times and the Haitian Medical Association Abroad (AMHE by its French acronym) raised funds to help battle the potential disaster the novel coronavirus will cause in Haiti and to assist Haitian New Yorkers in need.

According to health experts in Haiti, the coronavirus pandemic is expected to reach its peak in July, infecting more than 600,000 people. Currently, there are 533 confirmed cases and 21 deaths in the Caribbean country — a sharp increase from the 85 known cases reported on May 2.

Grammy award-winning artist, Wyclef Jean, mirrored those numbers as he sang one of his most famous Creole songs “Yele” during the concert.

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Onz Chery

Onz Chery

Onz Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, Cosmopolitan Soccer League, and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz became one of ESNY's sports journalists then joined The Haitian Times.
Onz Chery
May. 19, 2020