Combo Sabroso returns to Seacoast help Haiti school
PORTSMOUTH — One of New England’s favorite Latin bands will come together again to play Saturday, April 8, for the annual Caribbean Nights fundraiser for a school in Haiti that has been supported for 15 years by the Seacoast.Combo Sabroso, the Latin and reggae band that draws a full house to the annual fundraiser, has long played a part in helping the Eben Ezer School educate hundreds of children a year in the town of Milot in the hills of northern Haiti.
“We love this event because it’s people dancing, having a great time and working for a great cause,” said Matt Jenson, a University of New Hampshire graduate who is on the faculty at Berklee School of Music and has been touring internationally with the reggae band, Groundation. “Our band comes together each year because we want to support this community supporting the Eben Ezer School and put a smile on everyone’s hearts, minds, souls and bodies.”
In addition to the band, the fundraiser will feature a performance and Latin dance lesson by dance team Fluere Dance of Portsmouth.
Community members who have been involved in supporting the school will give an update at 7 p.m. on the school and progress of the guesthouse that will help support the school, as well asHaiti’s recent challenges. Music will being at 8 p.m.
The room has filled in the past few years, as more people have learned of the school and the dance party. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets for people who sponsor children or teachers at the school are $25.
Tickets are available on line through Paypal at lifeandhopehaiti.org/donate. They can also be purchased at A Little Something in South Berwick, Ceres Bakery in Portsmouth, and Lil’s Cafe in Kittery. More information is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Combo Sabroso returns to Seacoast help Haiti school