I have been trying and I keep trying. I’m thriving to show how we can explore Haitian music in taking into account the many ways the Haitian diaspora is blending Haitian culture and music in their new adopted countries. I, myself, have been living abroad for most of my life now. It is not enough to adapt. It is much more important to contribute. My being a busker in Cambridge subways and in the famous Harvard Square, being part of so many cultural events and festivals, playing in several clubs and music halls, has proven my contribution and our presence as Haitian-Americans in the state of Massachusetts and in the USA.
So, with great pride, I invite you to listen to one of my compositions in English, written from the “natif” concept.
The title is “Tears of Joy, Broken Heart” with Gifrants, vocals and rhythm guitar, Paulo Cesar Pereira on cello and Lovell Cadet on percussion. This song is also for sale online on most of the platforms–cdbaby.com, spotify, itunes, etc…. The beat “Djuba” is played in this song, very close to Yanvalou and Parigòl.
Tears of Joy, Broken Heart
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