INTERNATIONAL RELIEF PROJECT & SUPPORT SYSTEM
Renew New Orleans & Bring the Musicians Back
Started shortly after Hurricane Katrina landfall August 29th 2005
in close cooperation with the dutch Stichting New Orleans Dusty Duds being the "mother" of the Hurricane Brassband Maastricht NL http://www.hurricanebrassband.nl/and in cooperation with other jazzbands and musicians in the EUREGIO Rhein/Maas Rivers and together with IHP - the German Institute for Humanistic Psychology e.V. http://www.ihp.de/
for the efforts of
Catholic Church Tremé
with Father Jerome G. LeDoux
Father LeDoux and the
Baton Rouge Gospel Rappers
and for the
Arabi Wrecking Krewe * AWK Inc. New Orleans
Board of Directors: Armand Sheik Richardson, Craig Klein, Carol Kolinchak und Brian West
Fats Domino's house in the 9th Ward
Fr. Jerome G. LeDoux * Pastor
Lillian Boutté * Ambassador of Jazz
Leroy Jones – Jazztrompeter & Sänger
Armand „Sheik“ Richardson * President AWK Arabi Wrecking Krewe
Jerome Cardynaals & Lillian Boutté * French Quarter Festival 2006
Fall 2005 all of you have seen the pictures of the terrible catastrophy that Hurricane Katrina has caused in New Orleans, the world capital of afro-american culture.
Not all of you might know that up to now the officials have just started to repair the holes in the levés - no more than that, although the government has promised much more.
Emanuel Boutté in the hit area
One year after the catastrophy only private initiatives (like this one and many more all over the world) have given support for the hurricane relief in order to rebuild the most important areas of the afro-american roots: Tremé - Arabi - Gentilly - Chalmette ................ to bring the music and the people back.
Our support started with GENERAL FUNDRAISING / DONATIONS / STEETMUSIC FUNDRAISING and now our support is organised by the 2006 non-profit corporations of
St. Augustine & AWK International e.V.
Benevolent Relief Organisation For New Orleans Louisiana
9th Ward behind the Industrial Canal
We will keep this organisation alive until the
Afro-American cultural neighbourhoods
are full of life & music again.
Craig Klein's instruments
You are also invited to keep yourself informed via the website of the Hurricane Brassband Maastricht Netherlands: http://www.hurricanebrassband.nl/
You may also be interested in learning more about flooding and hurricanes before the Katrina desaster: http://www.globalsecurity.org/security/ops/hurricane-risk-new-orleans.htm