Arcade Fire In Holiday Spirt Helping Haiti Charity

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In the spirit of the holiday season Arcade Fire are matching the amount given for every donation to Kanpe, the Haitian Charity set up to help rebuild the country post earthquake. Regine Chassagne, from Arcade fire, was born in Canada but her parents emigrated from Haiti. She’s  on Kanpe’s  Board of Directors. From the band’s website:

Hi Guys,
This is Win from Arcade Fire. If you are having a hard time deciding what to get your friends and family for gifts this year, give them our money! For any donation you make to Kanpe this holiday season, the band will match it. We will also send a nifty little post card, signed by Regine and I, to put under the tree, or wherever you put your gifts (it’s not our business). For any silicone valley jerks who might try to bankrupt us, let’s put the upper limit at 300,000$… Have a great holiday! Luv, Win

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.