On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the speech “Beyond Vietnam” at New York City’s Riverside Church. This week’s news from Haiti brings to mind King’s words, “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.”
This week’s World of Music honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday dedicated to the man and his life work. We’ll share information and resources for reaching out to the people of Haiti in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, and hear from Haitian musicians including Wyclef Jean, Beethova Obas, Twoubadou, and Tabou Combo.
World of Music mixes up blues, jazz, poetry, and world music on Mondays from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator. Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.