Haitian folk children songs in classical music?

Yes!
I have arranged 7 of them for a string quartet–violin, violin, viola, cello. The SRDMH (Société de Recherche et de Diffusion de la Musique Haïtienne) based in Montreal, and Crossing Borders Music Collective in Chicago, have been given the exclusive rights to those pieces. That means if any groups or organizations that are teaching music to kids and teenagers in Haiti need scores of Haitian children songs, they can approach those two non for profit organizations mentioned above. It is important to mention that those songs have been arranged for beginners.
I’m listing also the piece that El Sistema of Massachusetts has inserted in their repertoire. and might be listed in the repertoire of El Sistema in the States and around the world. However, that piece is arranged for an orchestra with vocals. It is entitled “The Light Within” and below are the lyrics.

Open my heart and see the light within
Open my heart and see this light shining
It’s feeding my soul with love
Will you hold my hand
For I’m just a friend
Passing through this land
Before reaching the stars
High in the sky
There in the heavens
I’ll be shining some day
From this light within
Open my heart and see the light within
Open my heart and see this light shining
It’s feeding my soul with love
With love, with love

Lyrics and music by Gifrants.

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