She calls her initiative 'the African version of We Are the World'. 'In spite of our limited means Africans can also show solidarity with Haiti and contribute to its reconstruction', says Senegalese singer Coumba Gawlo
. Therefore she is organizing a benefit in Dakar on March 6, called 'Africa for Haiti'. The musician, known for her cover of Miriam Makebas Pata Pata
, manages to gather big names of the African music industry like Youssou Ndour
, Alpha Blondy
and Papa Wemba
. These artists will also record a song from which the proceeds will go to the Haitians.