Men Ale – Men Vini


for SATB Chorus divisi, unaccompanied
Duration: 3:20 minutes
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( for all 3 movements together, go to: Diplomasi. )

Links to the other 2 movements’ separate page:
I. Onè – Respè
II. Koute – Tande

Translation of Haitian Creole text:


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 live Diplomacy! Long live Fraternity!

Click Here for complete text and English translation of all 3 movements
Click Here Traducción al Español




Men Ale – Men Vini – recording 1:
Bradley University
John Jost, conductor

Men Ale – Men Vini – recording 2:
Hawthhorne Christian Academy
Anne Paynter, conductor


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