On the surface, this song appears to be demeaning to women, but that is far from its hidden objective which was to circumvent American laws that banned criticism of the American occupation of Haiti. The song used circumstances in the life of Angelique Cole, the wife of the American Lieutenant Colonel Eli K. Cole who led the U.S. Marine division that invaded Haiti from Cape Haitian in 1915 ...Read in English
Chante sa a parèt kòm yon chante k ap minimize valè fi, men pa gen sa pyès. Se yon chante kòde, byen kòde pou voye yon mesaj bay Etazini ki pat pèmèt moun di l aklè, degèpi, al lakay ou. Chante a fèt sou yon Ameriken ki rele Anjelik Ko, madanm Lyetnan Kolonèl Ko ki te chèf divizyon fòs naval Ameriken lan Okap an 1915...Li an Kreyòl
The United States occupied Haiti from 1915 until 1934 and justified this occupation by arguing that it had the moral obligation to stabilize the country. Today, the US Department of State office of the Historian puts it this way: “...President Wilson sent the Marines to Haiti to prevent anarchy. In actuality, the act protected U.S. assets in the area...” Read more
Ameriken te okipe Ayiti de 1915 a 1934. Pou jistifye okipasyon an, yo te fè pwopagann di Ameriken te gen obligasyon moral pou yo drese peyi a. Jodi a, Biwo Istwa Depatman d Eta Ameriken met pawòl la klè: “...Prezidan Wilsonn voye Fòs Naval Ameriken an Ayiti pou anpeche dezòd. An reyalite, se te pou defann enterè Ameriken lan zòn nan...” Li plis
Sodo, named for the waterfall at Vil Bonè, is the most well known Haitian religious pilgrimage site. It is likely the most popular of sites for religious pilgrimage in the Caribbean. Located just outside of Mirebalais, it is now a 45-minute car ride from Port-au-Prince..... .Read more
Each year on the 16th of July, thousands of people throughout Haiti and the diaspora make the pilgrimage to Sodo ( Saut D'eau) at Ville Bonheur to bathe in the sacred waterfall. Some believe that the Dahomean Princess, Èzili, sometimes appears in the waters to bestow wishes upon her devotees....Read more
...Azor was a proud Eritye Ginen, meaning a descendant of Guinea, the former name for the African West Coast. To accentuate his heritage, at his performances, he would wear an agbada, a traditional Rada outfit from the northern part of Ginen....Read more
...Both the Nago and Ibo people consider Ogou to be involved in establishing justice. So themes of justice often echo in Haitian songs about Ogou. How justice is done depends on the singer’s own views of what’s appropriate...Read more
DesalinyènJustin Lherisson understood the making of Ayiti Toma and within the national anthem, he captured the words of Dessalines: Du sol soyons seuls maitres- Tè sa a rele n, chè mèt, chè metrès..
Honoring DessalinesHaiti’s founding father, Jean Jacques Dessalines understood the fundamental worth of every human being ..
Three Lies About HaitiDessalines' government was the only one to impose capital punishment for those who engaged in the monstrous crime of human trafficking..
Jeneral Sòti lan NòThis song is just one of the many ways that the Haitian people pay tribute to Dessalines
Dessalines' DeclarationDessalines' Declaration of Independence begins with these words: "Sitwayen, sa pa kont pou nou met sovaj yo deyò apre yo fin senyen peyi n pandan 2 syèk... Fòk nou retire espwa y ap janm poze grif sou nou ankò.."
Ibo GranmounAmong the many Ibo influences present in Haiti, perhaps the most enduring is the Ibo passion for self-determination..
The African Roots of Humanity This study reports that modern humans first appeared in the Namibia region of Africa 200,000 years ago and then dispersed..
Holding the UN Accountable:The United Nations accidentally introduced cholera into Haiti in October 2010. Since then, more than 9,000 people have died from the disease. The UN owes Haiti reparations. It has yet to fulfill this responsibitity. Nineteen members of the United States Congress have signed a letter urging the UN to aknowledge its responsibility. http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/World_News_3/article_9974.shtml
Cholera in Haiti (Rehydration Fluid Recipe)An estimated 2,000 people in the Artibonite region have been struck by a killer diarrhea epidemic caused by Cholera Vibrio. Like the other islands in the Caribbean, during the past 100 years, Haiti has been sheltered from this disease....
Free Education Monday, October 3rd, 2011 was the first day of school in Haiti and the official launch of a plan to give all of Haiti's children access to a free education (up to the 6th grade by 2015 and up to the 9th grade by 2020)....
Family Planning May 9th 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, an event that Haiti helped to launch...
The Measure of our WealthHaiti is often applauded for having been the richest colony in the Americas. Today, the country is frequently derided as the poorest nation in the hemisphere. Haiti as the region's poorest nation is based on the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) even though GDP is not a measure of wealth....
Haitian StockMany of the most successful companies operating in Haiti are not publicly traded. Public companies currently investing in Haitian Gold include: Newmont Mining Corp (NEM), Eurasian Minerals (EMX.V), and Majescor Resources (MJX.V)]
Speaking in his native tongue Creole, Mr. David took us on a 65 million year journey to clearly understand the origin of Haiti because one has to know where the country has been to know how to move it forward in a sustainable manner.,,,