(Long Time Ago In Bethlehem)
(Sleep Little Mama)
(Sleep Little One)
(Go To Sleep)
(The Siren, The Whale)
(O Holy Night)
(My Hat Fell Off)
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Haiti and more.
William Whelan wrote to me looking for help with a Haitian song. The song is called “Angelique O” and seems to have been written during the US occupation of Haiti (1915 – 1934). Here you’ll find the original Haitian lyrics with an English translation. First I’ll start [...]
Marianne wrote asking about the melodies for the Haitian songs on Mama Lisa’s World: Bonju! My name is Marianne Kuiper Milks and I am a musician/music teacher (forever and ever…). I visit Haiti frequently and want to start a small music program (let it grow by itself :-) around Saint [...]
“Se bon ki ra” is an old Haitian proverb meaning “good is rare”. It’s meant to be a reminder to treasure your unique experiences in life. [...]
Most of us are thinking about the people in Haiti these days, especially Haiti’s children. I’m getting more questions for help with Haitian songs than usual. Here’s a song I was asked about today called “Mwen Se Ayiti Tou”. It means “I am Haiti too”. [...]
“Dodo Titit” is a widely known lullaby in Haiti. It means “sleep little one”. It sounds like “titit” comes from the French petit. Dodo Titit (Haitian Creole) Dodo titit* Si ou pa dodo, krab la va manje ou Dodo titit, krab lan kalalou** Sleep Little One (English [...]
(In Haitian Creole & English)
French Multicultural Primary School Class site (texts, songs, reports). The main page this link goes to contains videos of students and teachers singing Frère Jacques in different languages.
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