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- Posted on Mar 31st 2011 8:45AM by John D. Luerssen
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The Hotel Oloffson show was advertised around Port-au-Prince as 'The Grand Return Of The World Famous Band From Canada.' According to Nola.com, Arcade Fire mixed covers by the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cyndi Lauper and the Rolling Stones with its own material, including 'Haiti,' off of its 2004 debut, 'Funeral.'
In addition to Tuesday's live show, the Win Butler-fronted collective has been performing with local musicians and shooting footage for the as-yet-untitled video release.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Régine Chassagne is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Partners in Health, with whom Arcade Fire has worked closely since the 2010 earthquake, reveal that the band has made several trips to support Haiti over the past year.
The Montreal-based band has been dedicated to P.I.H. since 2007, when they began donating proceeds of ticket sales and digital singles to the cause.