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June 29, 2011 12:47 PM   Subscribe

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title?

I've written the station responsible (WTJC), and they don't actually know what it's called. The recording dates too far back for their records. Anyone?
posted by mykescipark to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This guy thinks it's sung in an African dialect. But it really does sound like haitian creole.

While I don't understand creole, I do speak french, and I understand a few words from the song. I think there's something about "l'éternel qui monte chez nous" ("god comes to our house"), "la guerre" ("war") and "la mer rouge" ("the red sea").

But... I could be wrong. Good luck !
posted by agregoire at 6:29 PM on June 29, 2011

Response by poster: That guy is me. Heh. That's the original post on my blog from a few years ago. I finally asked the station and they said Creole, but they had no more info.
posted by mykescipark at 6:33 PM on June 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ha ! That's funny. I should have guessed from your username.

You have some seriously awesome stuff up there. You've gained one more listener !
posted by agregoire at 6:49 PM on June 29, 2011

Best answer: Says my Haitian-American flatmate: "It's in Creole. It's real fuzzy though. Talking about god in their lives...raising their hands to god despite war and suffering."
posted by nicebookrack at 3:25 PM on November 30, 2011

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