Help Haiti Heal: 2-day benefit concert this weekend in Black Mtn (Watch live video stream here)

Help Haiti Heal Benefit, a two-day concert, starts Saturday, Feb. 6 and continues on Sunday. It promises to showcase a wide range of local talent. The event takes place at White Horse, in Black Mountain, a 22-seat venue in downtown Black Mountain.

The concert will include performances by: David Holt, Kat Williams, Mariam Matossian, Free Planet Radio, River Guerguerian, Akira Satake, Nikki Talley, Sons of Ralph, Menage, Members of Steep Canyon Rangers, Paco Shipp, Sirius.B, Buyaka, Peggy Ratuscz, Taylor Martin’s Engine, Daniel Barber, RiYen Roots, Skinny Legs and All (feat. Jesse Barry), Kimberly Hughes and Richard Inman … and more

All ticket sales and other donations go directly to the work of SOIL, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (a non-profit organization working with the people of Haiti).
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Below is the video feed for the event. (Please note that the video stream will only run during the events.)

Droid camera:

Live TV : Ustream

Wide-angle cam:

Live TV by Ustream

Stage camera:

Webcam chat at Ustream


You may want to watch the concert from the dedicated Help Haiti Heal blogsite, which allows you to choose one of three cameras to follow. Here’s the link:

Word on Sunday morning from benefit organizer Don Talley: “We heard from one viewer in Brazil who was watching our WebCast. We had one couple who were home watching the WebCast on their computer at home and it looked like so much fun, they hopped in their car and drove down to White Horse Black Mountain to watch the live concert. We were THRILLED with the success of both the event and the webcast. We are excited about day 2 of Help Haiti Heal Benefit which starts at 2pm today”

About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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5 thoughts on “Help Haiti Heal: 2-day benefit concert this weekend in Black Mtn (Watch live video stream here)

  1. Jeff Fobes

    10:29 pm message from folks at the concert (via Twitter): Can you comment on the Mtn X stream that main stage cam is currently down, and people should check out the wide angle and droid cams?

    [The various cameras can be selected by visiting the link in the comment above.

  2. We were thrilled to have a full house in attendance at White Horse Black Mountain for the first of two days of our benefit concert for the people of Haiti.

    Thanks to everyone who watched the first night of the Live WebStream of HELP HAITI HEAL BENEFIT. It was an amazing night of music and we are thrilled the viewers around the world were able to tune it and watch the concert live.

    We appreciate MountainX for embedding the Live WebCast on the Mountain Express website.

    Thanks to Brett McCall,Jennifer Saylor, Jesse Romine and others for their work on the webcast.

    We are excited to do it ALL again today at 2pm. And hope you’ll come down to Black Mountain or watch it via WebCast.

    You can select from various camera angles by visiting:

    You can watch AND interact with us via LiveChat at:

  3. Jeff Fobes

    You can follow the live Twitter feed, with notes on who is playing and who’s coming up next, by searching for hashtag #helphaitiheal

  4. The Music Portion of Day 2 of Help Haiti Heal has now come to an end with all performers joined together on stage to sing Lean On Me…a fitting tribute to the people of Haiti.

    Current Fund Raising Total:
    $6,300.00 and rising

    We’re still here at the White Horse watching the Super Bowl on the 17×9 foot Mega Screen…..and celebrating the great 2 days of music and community spirit.

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