( for all 3 movements together, go to: Diplomasi. )
Links to the other 2 movements’ separate page:
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!
There is no cursing, there is no fighting;
Coarseness is uproar.
You welcome me with open heart,
I shall enter with all my heart.
Honor and Respect, that is the way;
Diplomacy, that is the key!
Click Here for complete text and English translation of all 3 movements
Click Here Traducción al Español
Onè – Respè – recording:
Nathaniel Dett Chorale
Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, conductor