Lesklavaj

$2.65

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for SATB Chorus, Drums and Baritone Solo
(2011)
Duration: 5:00 minutes
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Translation of Haitian Creole text:

1. Slavery

I come from Africa, the land of my father.
From the French, Hispanic and English ships,
I landed in the Americas, the unfamiliar land.
This is Haiti, this is my story.

They did all they could to make me lose my mind,
To forget my ancestors who are still in Africa.
Thus I cut the chords with words of Liberty,
Words of Equality, words of Dignity.

I spent three hundred years under the chains of slavery;
Night and day I struggled with work,
Carrying loads on my head, loads on my shoulders,
For others to rejoice in the metropolitan lands.
Slavery is revulsion!

I come from Africa, the land of my father.
From the French, Hispanic and English ships,
I landed in the Americas, the unfamiliar land.
This is Haiti, this is my story…

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Recordings

 


Ayiti – recording:
Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor


 

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