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Yon Sel Lanmou

concept of our mission, values, and goals

Greg Cronin

on 16 January 2013

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Kreyol for 'One Love' Yon Sel Lanmou Studio The arts inspire YSL Studio Pearl Export Drum kit with Zildjian A series cymbals
Fender Stratocaster guitar
Fender Precision Bass
Roland Juno Gi
Various percussive instruments Instruments 20 Solar panels will provide 4.6 kW, or 9000 kWhrs per year
A bank of 6 Trojan 12 volt deep cycle batteries will store the energy, and provide constant voltage. (~1,500 AH, 60amps for 10 hours storage)
A pure-sine wave inverter will provide clean, reliable 110 volt AC to power delicate electronics. This is much better than the surges and unreliable electricity that is sometimes available in Haiti
Similar to my home system Energy will come from the sun Permanent studio will be constructed as an ‘Earthship’, made of recycled/sustainable materials such as tires, bottles, sand, and mud

separate structures for control room/mixing, vocal/instruments studio, and a separate one for percussive instruments/drums

domed rooms will have 4 diffusers each My first recordings in Haiti were in an IDP camp in open air (Jan. 2011)
By Jan. 2012, some artists had built a small studio out of branches, boards, and tarp, with isolation booth in the same camp
I also recorded the band 2 Rasin in their spare bedroom in 2012 Yon Sel Lanmou Studio 1 mac pro 12 processor computer for fast, reliable processing, and mega storage. 4Tb of storage, 8 Gb of RAM
2 – 21” monitors for mixing
1 Macbook Pro for portable recording
8 Tb of backup hard drives for the inevitable crashes
Pro-tools 10
Logic Pro 9
Various Plug-ins Computer: brains of the operation
Mac all the way! Lynx Aurora 16 converter
Audient ASP4816 in-line Recording and Mixing Console Converter and Board 10 x SM57: reliable workhorses, for micing a variety of instruments, for portable recording, cheap
1 Neumann U 87: have to have so we’re taken seriously.
3 RE 15 (or RE 16): great multi-use mics, acoustic guitar
2 matched Royer R-122: room mics, + super versitile

1 DIY kick-drum mic: made with 6”driver and 10” tom shell
2 M500: hi-hats
2 Rode NT1A: inexpensive
1 Shure 55: vox, cool looking for rap videos
2 MD 441: toms, guitar amp Microphones Headphone amp/headphones 4 DI Tube pre-amp for VOX and Room 16 Channel Converter Pre-amp
Compressor VOX Signal Path Having FUN helping others YSL Board of Directors Director of Cultural and Educational Programs Carla Bluntschli Maria Morales Faine Lartigue Director of Haitian-American Coordination Dimitri Napoleon Vice President and Director of Haitian Programs Leah Bluntschli Director of Video Production Founder and President Greg Cronin Director of Audio Production Kalyn Heffernan Director of Orphan Programs That every person appreciates their value. Self-esteem and self-pride should be realized by everyone regardless of material goods, education level, or wealth. Love of Self We are in this together. Our success depends on teamwork, and loving others, welcoming others, and appreciating diversity is not only the right thing to do, but will result in faster results. Love of Others Haitians appreciate life because they witnessed the death and destruction of the earthquake. Yon Sél Lanmou will have fun building a thriving, sustainable Haiti. Love of Life We know that environmental health and human prosperity are intimately interconnected. Yon Sél Lanmou will restore natural ecosystems so society can benefit from the services that healthy ecosystems provide, such as food, clean water, clean air, fuel, wood, and soil. Love of Environment Arts inspire the human spirit. Combined with knowledge, arts will motivate people to create the change they want to see in their society. The arts are also a great vehicle for imparting knowledge to the masses. Love of Arts Yon Sél Lanmou values happiness. Smiles and laughter are abundant at projects sponsored by us. Working together to create a thriving, sustainable Haiti is rewarding and fun… and makes us happy. Love of Happiness Concerts are fun, and unite people of all backgrounds to enjoy the art of music. American musicians donate their time and talent to raise funds to benefit Haitian musicians. Benefit Concerts In cooperation with J/P HRO and CRS, Greg Cronin led a team of Haitian women and men to plant vetiver grass in hopes of restoring some ecosystem services provided by vegetation such as soil stabilization and fertility, flood control, and biomass production. The project built community, made the camp look better, and continued long after Greg returned to the US. Revegetating IDP Camp All non-profits need an exit plan. We look forward to the day when our mission and goals have been realized, and YSL in no longer needed. However, until Haiti has a thriving, sustainable society, Yon Sel Lanmou will continue to work towards our goals, and having fun while helping our Haitian friends. Dissolution of YSL Goals and Values Our mission is to use LOVE to build a thriving, sustainable Haiti. Love of self, love for others, love of life, love of environment, love of knowledge, love of happiness, and love of arts will guide our programs. Our projects are diverse, and capitalize on opportunities as they are presented, but the common theme to all of them is Love. Mission “Yon Sél Lanmou” is the first Kreyol phrase that founder Greg Cronin learned. In evenings Greg would grab a guitar, leave the large tent where American volunteers lived, and go to camp to hang out with Haitians. While singing “One Love, is what I got” to the popular Sublime melody with a gathering of friends, James (who was working on the vetiver grass project at the time) translated the lyric to “Yon Sél Lanmou…”. It seems appropriate to name our non-profit after this phrase given the crucial importance ‘One Love’ plays in directing our efforts. Origin of Our Name Some Projects
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