Candler Park Festival To Bring Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Marcus King Band, And More To Atlanta

first_imgMost, if not all, multi-day music festivals, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100 and up for a general admission ticket. The same doesn’t hold true for Atlanta’s Candler Park Music and Food Festival, which not only boasts a great lineup, but also features some tasty dishes from a hand-picked selection of the ATL’s best food trucks. Tickets for this 2-day affair, which takes place June 2nd-3rd, are only $25 (with an $80 VIP option), and will feature headlining sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – who blew the roof off CO’s 1stBank Center this past weekend – and Railroad Earth (purchase tickets here). Rounding out the lineup will be The Motet, Matisyahu, The Marcus King Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Lake Street Dive, Ripe, Chelsea Shag, and Webster. You have Grateful Dead-inspired music, Americana roots music, funk, reggae, jam, southern rock, and more, to provide tastes of everything for all of the various musical palates that will be in attendance.To go along with the music and food, Terrapin Beer Co. out of Athens, GA, is the official sponsor of the festival and will be providing some choice barley-laced ales for your enjoyment. The fest also features a charity 5k run through beautiful Candler Park, which benefits Atlanta ContactPoint, a local 501c(3) nonprofit organization established in 2012 to engage children and adults through the power of play. For those interested in taking part in the race, sign-up here.Tickets for Candler Park Music and Food Festival are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and festival updates, join the Facebook Event page.Candler Park Music and Food Festival 2017 LineupJoe Russo’s Almost DeadRailroad EarthThe MotetMatisyahuLake Street DiveThe Marcus King BandPigeons Playing Ping PongRipeChelsea ShagWebster[cover photo courtesy of Andrew Rios]Enter To Win Tickets Below!last_img read more

Take Us Back To LOCKN’ Music Festival [Photo Gallery]

first_imgPhoto: Dave Vann LOCKN’ Music Festival has taken the gold star of jam band music festivals this summer, serving as the host to innumerable memories, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, and cherished moments galore. The new home at Infinity Downs Farm ensured all attendees were comfortable, out of the sun, and within sight of the stages. The love was strong from the get-go, as the Arrington, VA event served as the first major gathering since the previous week’s unfortunate happenings in Charlottesville. The festival organizers ensured that those affected by the tragedy were honored throughout the weekend, beginning with a Remembrance Ceremony for Heather Heyer, who lost her life during the Charlottesville attack.The highlights from the four-night weekend include: The String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee performing two “interlocking” collaborative sets; My Morning Jacket’s Jim James’ special guest appearance with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead; Bob Weir‘s 5-song sit-in with JRAD; Phil.moe, featuring Phil Lesh with moe., Grahame Lesh, members of The Revivalists, and more; Phil Lesh and Bob Weir’s Terrapin Station set; Gov’t Mule‘s Led Zeppelin covers with Ann Wilson; Bob Weir with The Avett Brothers; and countless other irreplaceable musical moments that make LOCKN’ truly unique.Photographer Dave Vann was behind-the-scenes and has shared 250 of his favorite images from the weekend. Enjoy: Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vanncenter_img Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Insane Clown Posse Calls Bullshit On Their FBI Gang Classification On Jim Jefferies Show [Watch]

first_imgOn Tuesday night, comedian Jim Jefferies welcomed perhaps the most controversial pair of musicians in the modern music world as his guests on his weekly comedic news round-up, The Jim Jefferies Show: Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, the two Detroit MCs that collectively comprise the Insane Clown Posse. Jefferies’ on-air introduction of his two guests is all you need to understand the ever-contentious identity of ICP and their loyal fans, known as “Juggalos”: “My next guests are currently on tour across North America. They also just held a rally in Washington, D.C. protesting their fans’ official classificatn as a gang by the FBI.”As the two explain, “Our fans have been labeled as a gang, officially, by the FBI…They put out a list, it’s official.” However, the two rappers and their supporters have been taking steps to change the perception of the fanbase including, recently, their official Juggalo March on Washington.When asked why they, in particular, get this negative attention Violent J speculates, “I think we’re presumed to be easy targets, first of all. There’s a lot of jokes, too. We get the humor of what we do, of outside people looking in.”Jefferies humorously guesses that maybe all the negative attention is just about their name, and offers a few suggestions for a new one, like “The Reasonable Clown Posse,” “The Mentally Stable Clown Posse,” or, “because ‘posse’ does kinda sound like a gang, just be something fun like ‘the Clowns.’”Violent J continues, “If you’ve got six, eight kids in a rural neighborhood all hanging out, just having a barbecue, wearing this shirt [motions to ICP logo on his chain], they’re hanging out together…technically, the police force in the town can call that a gang, and they can get federal funding to combat that gang. And there’s Juggalos in every small town, all across America.”Of course, Insane Clown Posse’s entire thematic and visual aesthetic is about shocking people. But that right to say and do shocking things (and like whatever music you want) so long as it’s not harming anyone. Even in the clip that Jefferies shows of the two speaking at the Juggalo March on Washington, they are intentionally shocking in their choice of language. But the right to such action is at the crux of a free speech debate that is all too important in today’s U.S.A.“It’s not about us. It’s not about our music. It’s not about the people who like our music. It’s about discrimination…flat-out, blatant discrimination,” explains Violent J, “And we’re very happy with the outcome. A lot of people have taken our side on this, it is straight up bullshit. You can’t deny it. It’s not about us or our music, it’s about classifying what could be millions of people as a gang, which is as outrageous as it sounds…”You can watch the full Insane Clown Posse interview on The Jim Jefferies Show below, via Comedy Central:last_img read more

Umphrey’s Mcgee To Be Included In Howard Stern David Bowie Tribute Show This Week

first_imgProg-jam favorites Umphrey’s McGee will be among the artists included in an upcoming on-air David Bowie tribute, set to air this Friday, February 9th, at 10 p.m. ET, on one of radio giant Howard Stern‘s SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel, Howard 101. The special will be hosted by Bowie’s longtime producer, Tony Visconti, and will feature “25 unique artists interpreting the innovative and timeless music of David Bowie.”Explains Visconti in the listening guide, “It was my pleasure to make about half of his albums with him and what was even better was that he was my personal friend as well…and I’m glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. There is no end to how they can be interpreted.” He adds, “This project is very ambitious because David Bowie songs are not easy to play and sing for technical reasons, but everyone who participated in this rose to the occasion.”Although Umphrey’s has performed many Bowie covers over the years, a version of “Let’s Dance” featuring Huey Lewis and Jeff Coffin will serve as their contribution to the Bowie tribute. As guitarist Jake Cinninger explains in the show’s official listening guide, “‘Let’s Dance’ is the quintessential ‘80s Bowie sound … Who better to capture that magic than husky vocalist Huey Lewis?”Other artists set to be featured in the special David Bowie tribute include Peter Frampton, Greta Van Fleet, Daryl Hall, The Struts, Lisa Loeb, Dawes, Bleachers, Car Seat Headrest, Gogol Bordello, Durand Jones & The Indications, Kristeen Young, William Patrick Corgan.See all of the artists and which songs they reinterpreted in the full listening guide (here), and tune in to hear “The Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie” on Howard 101 Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. EST. For more information on how to listen, or to read a full list of tracks set to be included in the Bowie tribute, head here.[Cover photo via The Howard Stern Show]last_img read more

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Debut John Prine Cover In St. Louis [Videos]

first_imgOn Thursday evening, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their early-2019 prowl with a performance at St. Louis, MO’s The Pageant.The trio—comprised of Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir along with bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane—opened the show with a spirited performance of “Bertha”. From there, Weir picked up an acoustic guitar for “Friend of the Devil”, “Black-Throated Wind”, and “Cassidy”. Next, the band worked through Bob Dylan‘s “Most of the Time” for the third time this tour, followed by the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros debut of John Prine‘s “Great Rain”, which Weir recently played with Margo Price at a John Prine tribute show in Los Angeles. To close the set, Weir and his Wolf Bros worked through “Tennessee Jed” and “Bird Song”.After setbreak, the band reemerged and slid into a rendition of “Me and My Uncle”. From there, the trio began a string of segued tunes that took them through “Scarlet Begonias”, “Corrina” , and “Truckin’” before landing in Eddie Cooley‘s “Fever”, a staple cover on this ongoing tour. RatDog favorite “Two Djinn” was up next, followed by another segued string of tunes to end the set with The Beatles‘ “Dear Prudence”, “Throwing Stones”, and “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad”. Finally, Bob Weir and his Wolf brethren returned for an encore rendition of Dylan classic “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”.Below, you can watch a selection of fan-shot videos from the performance:“Cassidy” (Acoustic)[Video: Derek Stinson]“Scarlet Begonias”[Video: Robert Garza]“Throwing Stones”[Video: Derek Stinson]“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”[Video: Derek Stinson]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continue their ongoing tour on Saturday, March 23rd at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX. For a full list of Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ upcoming tour dates, head here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Pageant | St. Louis, MO | 3/21/19Set One: Bertha, Friend of the Devil, Black-Throated Wind, Cassidy, Most of the Time, Great Rain, Tennessee Jed, Bird SongSet Two: Me and My Uncle, Scarlet Begonias > Corrina > Truckin’ > Fever, Two Djinn, Dear Prudence > Throwing Stones > Going Down The Road Feelin’ BadEncore: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Doorlast_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Dig Deep On Night 2 At The Ogden In Denver [Photos/Full Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Friday, The Disco Biscuits returned to Denver, CO’s Ogden Theatre for the second night of their Bisco Inferno run, ahead of their headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.The Disco Biscuits opened up their first set with “I Remember When”, which saw guitarist Jon “Barber” Gutwillig firing off explosive guitar licks out of the gates. With bassist Marc Brownstein and drummer Allen Aucoin holding down a tenacious rhythmic groove, keyboardist Aron Magner joined in the fun, layering a silky sonic tapestry behind Barber’s ever-evolving peaks. The quartet moved forward with an unfinished “Story Of The World” before sandwiching an inverted “Abraxas” inside a meaty “Shem Rah Boo” to close out the exploratory five-song set.Following a brief setbreak, The Disco Biscuits returned to open up their second set with “Little Betty Boop”. Brownie laid down the jam’s foundational fat bass riff before Barber and Magner soared off into exploratory, psychedelic territory. The Biscuits smoothly segued into a trancey “Lunar Pursuit”, which was followed up by a proper “Little Betty Boop” ending. The four-piece powerhouse kept on chugging with “The Champions”, followed by a scorching hot take on “That Sample Has A Name”. Backed by his fearless rhythm section, Barber dazzled the crowd with a series of quick-witted guitar licks. The Disco Biscuits landed back into “Story Of The World” to close out their second set, capping off one hell of a Friday night party. The band returned to deliver a lone encore of “Morph Dusseldorf”.Luckily for fans unable to attend, there’s full-show pro-shot video from Friday’s show, which you can watch below:The Disco Biscuits – Ogden Theatre – 5/24/2019 – Full Video[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Today, Saturday, May 25th, The Disco Biscuits are headed to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their headlining blowout with PNUMA Live. Check out a gallery of photos from the show below, courtesy of photographer Dave Vann.For ticketing, a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and more information, head to The Disco Biscuits’ website.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 5/24/2019Set One: I Remember When, Story of the World-> Shem Rah Boo-> Abraxas (inverted)-> Shem Rah BooSet Two: Little Betty Boop-> Lunar Pursuit-> Little Betty Boop-> The Champions-> That Sample Has a Name-> Story of the WorldEncore: Morph DusseldorfThe Disco Biscuits | The Ogden | Denver, CO | 5/24/19 | Photos: Dave Vannlast_img read more

Lettuce Releases Studio Version Of Tears For Fears Cover, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” [Listen]

first_imgGenre defying funk heroes Lettuce is gearing up to release their sixth studio album, Elevate, due out Friday, June 14th via Regime Music Group.On Friday, the band officially shared the latest single off of their forthcoming album, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, Lettuce’s jazzy take on the Tears For Fears‘ 1985 hit. The band has been covering the tune live for the better part of a decade, but this marks the first time they’ve brought “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” into the studio.Bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes shared he thoughts on the band’s new single. He explained,We feel it’s time to put aside our differences, let go of our egos and embrace our society with love, acceptance and a collective perseverance. We know together we can make it, we know that well, so this song is a reminder to live together in harmony. Vocalist and keyboardist Nigel Hall added,This is a song I’ve always loved from the movie ‘Real Genius’ from way back in the day…I’ve always felt a connection with this song, as I never like to sing covers that I can’t relate to. We hope that you enjoy our version as we’ve tried to make it dope, which I think we did. Listen to Lettuce’s new single “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” below:Lettuce – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”[Audio: Lettuce]While they released their live Miles Davis tribute album Witches Stew in 2017 and their Mt. Crushmore EP in 2016, the new project will mark their first full-length studio LP since 2015’s Crush. Produced by multiple Grammy-winner Russ Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu) and Lettuce, the band recorded Elevate at Colorado Sound Studio outside of Denver, CO. Leading up to the release of Elevate, Lettuce has been rolling out a six-part behind-the-scenes series weekly, The Krewe – A Lettuce Documentary Series, which they filmed during the album’s recording process.Fans can head here to pre-order Lettuce’s forthcoming Elevate album.Lettuce will continue their ongoing run of performances into the summer and fall months with recently-announced tour dates now set to keep the funk outfit on the road through November. The band was also included in the recent JamCruise 18 lineup announcement, ensuring Lettuce fans that the funk masters will indeed be hitting the high seas next January and beyond.See below for a full list of Lettuce’s upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.Lettuce 2019 Tour Dates:May 31 Ozark, AR @ Backwoods at Mulberry MountainJune 1 Kalamazoo, MI @ Bells Eccentric CafeJune 15 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks AmphitheatreJune 27 Rothbury, MI @ Electric ForestJuly 11 Rochester, NY @ Party In the CityJuly 12 Snowshoe, WV @ 4848 FestivalJuly 14 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle FestivalJuly 16 Plymouth, NH @ The Flying MonkeyJuly 19 Westerly, RI @ Paddy’s Beach ClubJuly 20 Jay, VT @ Jeezum Crow FestivalJuly 23 Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken BoxJuly 24 Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken BoxJuly 25 Beverly, MA @ The CabotJuly 26 Portland, ME @ State TheatreJuly 27 Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music FestivalAugust 9 Fort Collins, CO @ Bohemian Nights at New West FestAugust 11 Telluride, CO @ Telluride Jazz FestivalSeptember 12 Asheville, NC @ Salvage StationSeptember 13 Pelham, TN @ The CavernsSeptember 14 Clemmons, NC @ The Big PourSeptember 15 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake AmphitheaterSeptember 21 Westbury, NY @ The Space at WestburyNovember 6 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic LoungeNovember 7 Kansas City, MO @ TrumanNovember 8 Minneapolis, MN @ First AvenueNovember 9 Chicago, IL @ Riviera TheatreNovember 10 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall BallroomNovember 14 Columbus, OH @ The BluestoneNovember 16 Raleigh, NC @ The RitzNovember 17 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood TheatreNovember 20 Utica, NY @ The Stanley TheaterNovember 22 Washington, DC @ The AnthemNovember 23 Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester CenterView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Celebrating the life of Allan Richard Robinson

first_imgA celebration honoring the life of Allan Richard Robinson, the Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Emeritus in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will be held at the Memorial Church on May 7 (2 p.m.). Robinson, a longtime member of the Harvard community who received his A.B. ’54, M.A. ’56, and Ph.D. ’59 degrees in physics from Harvard, died on Sept. 25, 2009, at the age of 76.The celebration will be hosted by his family, and a reception at Loeb House (the entrance is at 17 Quincy St.) will follow at 3:30 p.m. All who knew Robinson are welcome to attend the event.For details and to RSVP, visit the SEAS Web site.last_img

A clean break

first_imgEnvironmental engineers who might better be called “archaeologists of the air” have, for the first time, isolated aerosol particles in near pristine pre-industrial conditions. Working in the remote Amazonian Basin north of Manaus, Brazil, the researchers measured particles emitted or formed within the rainforest ecosystem that are relatively free from the influence of human activity.The finding, published in the Sept. 16 issue of Science, could provide crucial clues to understanding cloud formation, determining the specific chemical differences between natural and polluted environments, and modeling how changes in the Amazon Basin might affect the regional and global atmosphere.“We basically had two ‘travel’ days worth of pure air movement over 1,600 kilometers before the air came to our measurement site,” says lead author Scot Martin, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “By performing the study in the rainy season of central Amazonia [January-March], we avoided contamination. Well-known periods of burning and deforestation occur in the dry season and also largely on the southern edge of Amazonia.”Sampling from a 40-meter tower and using a range of techniques, the researchers detected and imaged atmospheric particles. They found that particles in the submicron size regime most relevant to climate could be traced to the atmospheric oxidation of plant emissions, or so-called secondary organic aerosol droplets.“It is a kind of liquid organic particle,” explains Martin. “This is the first time that anyone has ever imaged one of these particles in isolation, because in the Northern Hemisphere and other anthropogenic regions, when you collect a particle it is a mess and filled with soot, nitrates, and other pollutants.”In the pristine Amazon Basin the researchers detected aerosol particle number concentrations of a mere several hundred per cubic centimeter. By contrast, in heavily industrialized cities, concentrations are in the tens of thousands per cubic centimeter, making it impossible in these locations for climate scientists to measure any net change when additional particles, either natural or artificial, are added.“Those particles are affecting cloud formation and cloud formation is affecting precipitation, which is affecting the plants. This is what we call the great tropical reactor,” says Martin. “Everything is connected and in our research we finally had a real glimpse of natural aerosol-cloud interactions.”In the atmosphere, gas-phase molecules emitted by plants are attacked by very specific molecules such as ozone or hydroxyl radicals that then change the chemical structure of the organic emissions by adding oxygen atoms. As a result, the gas-phase molecules become far less volatile and condense to form new particles or, alternatively, to grow pre-existing particles. These particles serve as the nuclei on which atmospheric water condenses as climate-important clouds form.The cycle is well known, but the challenge has been how to create an accurate quantitative understanding of the sources of such aerosol particles. The study represents an essential step toward providing a snapshot back in time as well as a baseline — pristine rainforest air prior to industrialization — to understand global climate change today.“The new insights and data help us and our colleagues to understand and quantify the interdependence of the cycling of aerosols and water in the unperturbed climate system,” explains lead co-author Ulrich Pöschl, a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Mainz, Germany). “A thorough understanding of the unperturbed climate system is a prerequisite for reliable modeling and predictions of anthropogenic perturbations and their effects on global change.”Moreover, the researchers were surprised to discover that the pure droplets dominated, comprising more than 85 percent of the climate-relevant submicron particles in the air over the basin. The low aerosol concentrations and high amount of secondary organic particles may mean that the interplay among particles, clouds, and precipitation in more pristine climate systems is vastly different from those in marine and polluted regions.As the Amazon Basin is going through a period of development, Brazilian co-author Paulo Artaxo says that scientists will now have an opportunity to watch the influence of human activity on the atmosphere in real time.“In Brazil, we now have even more solid science to support sustainable development in the Amazonian region,” says Artaxo, a professor of physics at the University of São Paulo. “Looking ahead, we hope to clarify the mechanisms of how vegetation interacts with the atmosphere and elucidate the main natural feedbacks. Doing so will give us a way to monitor atmospheric change accurately in light of ongoing deforestation.”last_img read more

Progress in Haiti ‘painfully slow’

first_imgA year after Haiti’s deadly earthquake, nearly a million people still live in temporary tent cities, plagued by sexual violence and hopelessness. In downtown Port-au-Prince, large sections of the city remain rubble-strewn, as if the quake happened days, not months, ago.Harvard faculty members working to improve Haitians’ lot expressed impatience with the pace of recovery this week even as they pointed to milestones that show slow progress being made — such as groundbreaking for a major teaching hospital.“The progress has been really slow; it’s been painfully slow,” said Instructor in Medicine David Walton, a physician with Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the nonprofit Partners In Health (PIH), which has worked to improve health care in Haiti for decades. “If you drive through Port-au-Prince, it looks like the earthquake happened last week, not 12 months ago.”Associate Professor of Medicine Joia Mukherjee, another Brigham physician who serves as Partners In Health’s chief medical officer, said in a recent PIH conference call that the organization was “proud of the work we’ve done, yet we’re humbled by the need that remains.”Mukherjee, who was joined on the conference call by PIH President and Executive Director Ophelia Dahl and PIH Chief Program Officer Ted Constan, said the initial quake response by nongovernmental organizations, international donors, and foreign governments was “heroic,” but added that in the months since, the response has become fragmented and uncoordinated. A major concern is the million-plus people still in temporary camps, but Walton said he doesn’t see those sites closing any time soon.“Clearly for us the biggest problem out there is the million displaced people and their living conditions,” said PIH Chief Program Officer Ted Constan. “We begin to join the chorus of impatience being expressed toward the response.”Constan said that sexual violence in the camps is at “horrific” levels and that political infighting is hampering the search for new places for people to live.“Clearly for us the biggest problem out there is the million displaced people and their living conditions,” Constan said. “We begin to join the chorus of impatience being expressed toward the response.”Rehabbing amputees is another ongoing issue. Mukherjee said recent estimates of between 4,000 and 5,000 amputees in the country seem too low, since Partners In Health alone did several thousand surgeries during the weeks after the earthquake. If it’s accurate, the number may reflect the poor state of health care in Haiti and mean that there were many deaths from infection in the weeks and months after surgery, Mukherjee said. For those who survived, Mukherjee said, physical therapy remains a significant need, as the nation has very few physical therapists.On the positive side, Walton has been a guiding force behind the construction of a major new hospital in the town of Mirebalais. Though the hospital had been planned before the earthquake, the Haitian government asked Partners In Health to redesign the facility in the disaster’s wake, speeding up construction, making it larger, and making it a national teaching hospital, Walton said.“We literally redesigned the hospital almost completely,” Walton said. “It went from a small, regional facility to a large, national teaching hospital.”Hospital care in Haiti has been centered around Port-au-Prince’s General Hospital, which was badly damaged in the quake. Walton said the new facility, which will have 320 beds, six operating rooms, and 220,000 square feet of space, is intended to complement the General Hospital, not replace it.As some Harvard-affiliated faculty members work on the new permanent hospital, others reflect on a temporary one, which has given way to a Haitian-run clinic.“It was always designed to be a temporary hospital” with the goal of getting people to permanent Haitian-run facilities, said Harvard Humanitarian Director Michael VanRooyen of the field hospital.Michael VanRooyen, director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and associate professor of medicine and of public health, said the organization’s temporary field hospital set up at Fond Parisien in the days after the quake treated 2,000 patients before closing in May. The hospital, which operated on the compound of the Love A Child Orphanage and focused on rehabilitation and follow-up care, was one of the main receiving points for patients from the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship, USNS Comfort, anchored in Port-au-Prince’s harbor.As the hospital closed, HHI-led personnel opened a medical clinic to continue to serve rehabbing patients and medical needs at the nearby 1,700-person displaced persons camp, Camp Hope, run by the American Refugee Committee.After several months of HHI leadership, the facility, called Klinik Lespwa, “clinic of hope,” transitioned to Haitian staff in November, when HHI ended its involvement there.“It was always designed to be a temporary hospital,” VanRooyen said of the field hospital. “Our goal has always been to ramp it down and get people to [permanent Haitian-run facilities].”VanRooyen said HHI’s hands-on involvement in post-earthquake work was an expansion of the organization’s traditional role of research, training, and academic engagement. Now, he said, HHI is returning to a research-based role, offering insights that aim to improve the work of front-line organizations rather than providing services itself.As the crisis developed, HHI called on its network of people who had worked with HHI and participated in HHI training exercises over the years. Many of them answered the call, dropping what they were doing to fly to Haiti, staff the field hospital, and put their training into action.“The team performed beautifully,” VanRooyen said. “I was proud to see the translation from training to real life, which is what HHI is all about.”last_img read more