Creole Songs of Haiti (1954) Emerante de Pradines and the Michele DeJean Group CD
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This recording combines vocal interpretations of Vodou (an Afro-Haitian religion) ceremonial songs and popular secular melodies by legendary Haitian singer, dancer and folklorist Emerante de Pradines and the all-male folklorique chorus Michele Dejan Group. Recorded by Harold Courlander during the 1940s mouvement folkloriquea period revaluing the traditional arts and practices of the Haitian peyizan (peasants), de Pradines maintains a traditional troubadour-like performance of songs while the Michele Dejan Group arranges all traditional tunes into liturgical or full chorale settings.
101 Soleil (The Sun) Emerante de Pradines 2:51 102 Manman'm Voye'mpote Cafe (My Mother Sent Me to Carry Coffee) Emerante de Pradines 1:55 103 Legba Na Console (Legba We Console Ourselves) Emerante de Pradines 1:44 104 Cimalo Emerante de Pradines 1:50 105 Song to Ogoun Emerante de Pradines 2:38 201 Papa Simbi Voye'm Cherche Dleau (Papa Simbi Sent Me to Find Water) Michele Dejean Group 2:33 202 Dodo Ti Pitit Manman (Sleep Little Mother) Michele Dejean Group 2:27 203 Bonsoir Dames (Good Night Ladies) Michele Dejean Group 1:58 204 Ca'q'a Recevoir Moin? (Who Will Receive Me?) Michele Dejean Group 3:34