"To harness the universal power of music to empower, educate, and uplift Haitiʼs most vulnerable youth."
Konbit Mizik Corp. is a NYS 501(c)3 non-profit corporation (EIN # 45-2704968) based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Originally conceived as a project in the wake of the 2010 earthquake to provide financial relief and joy to Haiti’s talented musical youth, producer & keyboardist Ian Evans teamed up with filmmaker Nick Cannell and they began to seek, record, and film artists in some of the most neglected parts of Port-au-Prince.
With a common love for music and strong community support, Konbit Mizik's name and recognition grew throughout the streets of Haiti. In 2011, we incorporated and expanded the mission of Konbit Mizik to truly leverage the power of music as a vehicle for social transformation. In August 2013, we received tax-exempt status from the IRS.
Konbit Mizik uses music to engage youth in grassroots organizing, community service, education and development. We accomplish our mission by breaking it into 3 parts:
1) to provide free production, video, and career management services to local, underground musical artists in Haiti
2)[In Development] We are developing a platform to support teachers and classrooms in need of crucial supplies for their students, bought and delivered locally in Haiti.
3) to mobilize communities throughout Haiti with collective action to address local problems and uplift those least fortunate
OUR TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY
Konbit Mizik requires that over 75% of our budget goes directly to program services. All funds expended are reviewed, categorized, and authorized by the multilingual staff of WND Accounting, Inc. to assure complete transparency to our donors.
Konbit Mizik is a culturally- and historically-conscious NGO and we simultaneously reject the perpetuation of Haiti’s dependency on international agencies while we celebrate Haiti’s beauty and riches with the world.
As our movement grows from the ghettos to the mountaintops, Konbit Mizik steadfastly remains committed to “le voix tout moun” or “the voice of the people.”