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Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn: Equinox

Seremoni Tiga

Traditional, arranged by Markus Schwartz & Monvelyno Alexis

A dedication to the Haitian visionary artist and philosopher "Tiga",
Marie Pascal Jean-Claude Garoute (12/9/1935-12/14/2006).

Lyrics are from a traditional Haitian Vodou chant.

Ayida Wedo la sous o m'prale                       Ayida Wedo I am returning to the source
Danbala Wedo la sous o m'prale                       Danbala Wedo I am returning to the source
Poko rive, m'tounen                       I haven't yet arrived, I turn back
Teta nan dlo mande                       The tadpole in the water asks
Kote ya we mwen?                       Where will they see me?

Markus Schwartz: Haitian Rada & Petwo drums, miscellaneous percussion, loop sampler, vocals
Jean Caze: trumpet
Monvelyno Alexis: electric guitar, vocals
Paul Beaudry: bass

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