The Akumalian

Akumal's Newsletter for its Extended Global Community
Quintana Roo, Mexico

Hope for Haiti, Akumal Style

A beautiful thing happened in Akumal and Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya this past Sunday when locals and visitors alike came together to show their support for Haitian earthquake relief. As little as a week before it all started as an idea, to put together a benefit event, complete with food, drink and live music, and donate the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders Emergency Relief Fund which ensures that medical teams can react to the Haiti emergency, and humanitarian crises all over the world. With a little luck and a lot of effort it all came together on time, complete with a raffle, t-shirts and a "mercado", market.

Wicky's in Playa del Carmen, and CEA in Akumal were the hosts for the events. Their staffs were wonderful helping with the last minute details. In Playa people ate on the beach listening to J.J. and The Nasty Bastards Band, Chris Bolister, Brent Parkin, Mike Grabow, Barefoot Skinny and Gary with his Gringos Perdidos! It was a windy day but people did not let the breeze interfere with their Sunday fun. In Akumal the Caribbean Soul Band, Men in Blues and Bandikoro played, and everyone danced with the moon overhead. Click the YouTube links below to see the action.

The above text has been taken from the LocoGringo web site.

Return to Events Home Page