Monday, February 1, 2010

Tent City LifeStyles in Haiti

The Los Angeles Times-
A day in the life of a Haiti tent city

Reporting from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - Morning arrives with the melody of the Haitian streets.

A rooster crows, and two street preachers stand near the gates of a new tent city. They are both women, both wearing black kerchiefs over their hair. One shouts hoarsely into a bullhorn while the other sings sweetly from a "singing bible," a book of hymns. The sounds clash and blend, grate and harmonize, and the result is, incongruously, achingly beautiful, a sort of Haitian hip-hop gospel.

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