Common will be premiering his music video for “Sweet” tonight at 5 PM PT/ 8 PM ET on UStream. Users will be able to view the video for a donation of $1, with all proceeds going to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
The music video captures not only the devastation left by the 2010 earthquake but more importantly the beauty and power of the Haitian people and the land. Team Common’s trip to Haiti was a life changing moment for all and the guests will be able to delve further into the trip with an opportunity to purchase a collection of photographs taken on location by photographer Steven Taylor and other members of Team Common. Guests will be able to purchase these photographs as well as a series of specially selected, limited edition photographs signed by Common. All proceeds from photography sales and online video donations will go to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Founded by Sean Penn immediately after the January 12th, 2010 earthquake, J/P HRO is managing programs in Camp Management, Medical, Rubble Removal, Community and Education, Redevelopment, and Emergency Response Operations.
ABOUT J/P HRO
J/P Haitian Relief Organization began as an emergency relief mission immediately following the devastating earthquake of 2010. Founded by Sean Penn and led by its predominantly Haitian staff, J/P HRO works with both government and non-governmental agencies to deliver immediate results where the need is greatest. Principal efforts include: providing emergency medical and primary care services, facilitating rubble removal and community regeneration, management of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, distributing water purification systems, delivering much needed medicines and equipment, and developing housing and education facilities. J/P HRO?s medical staff has treated more than 100,000 patients, and its team has removed 4.2 million square feet of rubble. The goal of JP HRO is to assist the hundreds of thousands of Haitian people still displaced from the earthquake to return home by rebuilding and regenerating neighborhoods.
For further information on J/P Haitian Relief Organization, please visit: http://jphro.org/
Common’s 9th studio album, The Dreamer/The Believer will be in stores on December 20th, 2011.