Bigga Haitian and Walkup Records to donate all proceeds from downloads of “I Am A Haitian” to earthquake relief

Following the earthquake that struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Walkup Records and veteran reggae artist Bigga Haitian have announced that they will donate all proceeds from online sales of “I Am A Haitian” from his forthcoming CD, Sak Pasé to Yéle Haiti to assist in the relief efforts in Haiti.

Online PR News – 15-January-2010 – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 15, 2010, New York, NY -- Of the current situation in Haiti, Bigga says, “I feel like I need to do something and this is what I have to offer.”

It is a tragedy so many people suffering. I haven’t been able to get through to family down there.

Reggae artist Bigga Haitian was born 'Charles Dorismond' in Haiti to a musical family. His father, Andre Dorismond was a pioneer of Kompa music with the Webert Sico Group. Bigga moved to the United States as a child but has always exhibited his love for his native country in his music, starting with his first song over twenty years ago, 'Haiti A Weh Mi From' and continuing through today with 'I Am A Haitian.'

Bigga’s concerns are both national and personal: “It is a tragedy, so many people suffering. I haven’t been able to get through to family down there.” Walkup Records co-founder Brett Smith added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this disaster. We are humbled to join with Bigga in his efforts on behalf of the Haitian people.”

'I Am A Haitian' is currently available for digital download at iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody – anywhere music is sold online. All proceeds from sales of this track will go directly to the relief effort.

For additional information on Bigga Haitian and Sak Pasé, promo requests, or to set up an interview, contact Brett Smith or visit Sak Pasé on CD can be pre-ordered at prior to its February 9, 2010 release.

Bigga Haitian has been blazing up the stage for more than 20 years, appearing with reggae legends including Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Capleton, Cocoa Tea, Junior Reid, Shaggy, Collie Buddz, and Buju Banton and is known as the first Haitian singer to break into the Jamaican reggae scene, tearing down national and cultural walls and paving the way for the next generation of Haitian artists.

Walkup Records is a New York-based independent music production and services company founded in 2006 by music industry veterans and childhood friends, Brett Smith and Marc Lawrence. Conceived during a jam in Brett Smith’s 4th floor walkup apartment, just up the block from the original Fillmore East in New York City's East Village, Walkup Records stands for a commitment to high quality music played by real musicians, and a determination to do things the right way.

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