Traditional, arranged by Markus Schwartz & Monvelyno Alexis
The introduction is played on three "lanbi" (conch shells), along with "tcha-tcha" (gourd shaker similar to a maraca) and "fe" (iron striker fashioned from a recycled automobile leaf spring).
The melody, lyrics and rhythm come from traditional Haitian "Rara"
(street processional music - for more see http://rara.wesleyan.edu).
|Kote moun yo?||Where are the people?|
|M'pa we moun yo||I don't see the people|
|Kote moun kap pale mal?||Where are the people speaking badly (about me)?|
|Mwen pa we moun kap pale mal||I don't see the people speaking badly|
|Woy woy woy, woy woy woy||In front of me (the talk) is good|
|Devan byen, deye mal o||Behind me (the talk) is bad|
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