Links to the separate page of each movement:
I. Onè – Respè
II. Koute – Tande
III. Men Ale – Men Vini
Translation of Haitian Creole text:
I. HONOR and RESPECT
I salute you, my friend,
With the utmost honor.
You shall answer me, please,
With the utmost respect.
In the homes of good people
That is how it’s done…
Honor and Respect, that is the way;
Diplomacy, that is the key!
II. HEAR and LISTEN
…Friends: Hear and Listen.
Before you begin to speak,
Hear, and Listen….
III. GIVE and TAKE
A little Give and Take upholds a friendship.
You have beds to sell,
I have beddings to buy.
Neighbors are family,
Good riddles make good friends.
The knife may be sharp, it never scrapes its handle.
Those who always share never die of hunger.
Long lives Diplomacy! Long lives Fraternity!
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I. Onè – Respè – recording:
Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor
II. Koute – Tande – recording:
Ichinoseki Daiichi Senior High School in Japan
Izumi Yokoyama, conductor
III. Men Ale – Men Vini – recording:
John Jost, conductor