Bovet 1822 and Artists for Peace and Justice recently hosted the inaugural “Songs from the Cinema” benefit event in LA. Longtime APJ supporter and music legend Jackson Browne curated the intimate concert, gathering a group of top artists, musicians and actors to celebrate the best music from film while paying homage to this year’s Academy Awards. Attendees at the sold-out event saw performances by such stars as Rita Wilson, Jeff Bridges, Jack Black, Jenny Lewis, Moby and more.
APJ founder and Academy Award® winning filmmaker Paul Haggis joined the event, as did Bovet owner, Pascal Raffy, to raise much-needed funds to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare and dignity through the arts.
“We decided to make this first show really intimate. Jackson put together such a remarkable line up that we had unbelievable demand. Friends couldn’t get in no matter what they offered. We had to turn them away. It was an unforgettable night. Jackson Browne is my hero. We’ll definitely do this again next year,” said Paul Haggis.
The House of Bovet has been a supporter of the APJ cause for four years now and has made a yearly commitment of $1 million for the cause since 2013. According to Pascal Raffy, owner of the brand, “We are proud to support a cause that shares our commitment to excellence through education, with integrity and transparency at all stages. Tonight’s exceptional event will add to our common legacy.”
Artists for Peace and Justice encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. Their immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare and dignity through the arts. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where a severe lack of affordable education and healthcare perpetuates the cycle of extreme poverty. APJ is committed to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership with the Haitian people.