Sunday, March 07, 2010

Jewish Music from Music from Putti, Uganda

Mike Cohen writes:
As many of you know, I traveled to Uganda last year to do a recording with the Jewish village of Putti. They are an amazing village that are struggling with the problems that plague many people in poor countries throughout the world- poverty, health and basic survival. Being Orthodox Jews adds a whole other component to their struggle. For more information, I urge you to read more at The Committee To Save Ugandan Jewry - The Abayudaya

This has been a tough year in the world. Yesterday [last Wed. ed.] in Uganda there were torrential rains and landslides. Fortunately for Putti, no one was hurt. unfortunately, according to their Rabbi, Enosh keki Mainah, there was severe damage to the village. Crops were destroyed, houses were ruined and thousands of bricks that had been made for the construction of a new synogogue were destroyed. This has been a devastating blow to a village that has been struggling to begin with.

An easy way to help is to purchase the CD we recorded. All proceeds go directly to the village. You can purchase it at Music From Putti | When I Wake Up | CD Baby or by going to Itunes and purchasing "When I Wake Up , Music from Putti" there. Once again all proceeds go to Putti. Please pass this on to anyone you think may be able to help.
I'll have a review of this disc in a forthcoming roundup.