Yon Monn Nouvo (A World Anew) is inspired by the universal desire that we can all live peacefully and happily together. With its powerful message of collaboration, this inspirational piece will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere and bring your choirs closer together. Ayimagabo!
Translation of Haitian Creole and French text:
A World Anew
Open your ears and listen,
Hear and listen, my friends.
Open your hearts and hear,
Hear and listen, my brothers:
Both you and I are full of dreams;
You help me and I help you.
That is how we will come to build a world anew.
“With many hands, the load is light.”
“One finger alone cannot eat okra.”
Knowledge and wealth are goods of humanity
That we must share in all friendliness.
These are statements that bring happiness;
Words of wisdom that make life harvest.
We are, each one of us, seeds of eternity
That sprout and bloom in our humanity.
Let us all work together for a world anew,
A world more humane, a universe of love….
Yon Monn Nouvo – recording:
Treble Voices-Lake Nona Middle School
& Lake Nona Singers-Lake Nona High School
Justin Chase, Courtney Connelly, & Michelle Bendett, conductors.
*World Premiere – October 31, 2014*
Florida ACDA Conference