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Haiti: Ki Sa Pou-N Fe? (What is to Be Done)

Haiti: Ki Sa Pou-N Fe? (What is to Be Done)

This is an album of Haitian protest songs released in 1975 during the repressive reign of Jean-Claude (“Baby Doc”) Duvalier. The songs are performed by Atis Indepandan (“independent artists” in Haitian Creole), a New York–based group that plays in a traditional Haitian troubadour style with influences from contemporary American folk music and Brazilian tropicália . Their lyrics bear a strong socialist message. Liner notes include a brief history of Haiti and the impact of American neocolonialism in that country, a short biography of Atis Indepandan, and full lyrics in English and Haitian Creole.

Track Listing

101
Kamarad (Comrades) Atis Indepandan 3:09
102
Mesi (Thank You) Atis Indepandan 2:14
103
Gade Mache Ti Peyi Mouin (Look What's Going On!) Atis Indepandan 3:10
104
M-Anvi Chante Peyi-M (Singing of My Country) Atis Indepandan 3:26
105
Papa-M Monte Oun Bato (My Father Left on a Boat) Atis Indepandan 5:33
106
Ti Fi-A (Hey, Little Girl) Atis Indepandan 3:58
201
Dodinin (Rocking) Atis Indepandan 3:11
202
Oun Jou Konsa (One of These Days) Atis Indepandan 2:37
203
Mize, La (Misery) Atis Indepandan 3:36
204
Bel Pale (Speak to Me) Atis Indepandan 3:27
205
Let Damou (Love Letter) Atis Indepandan 2:29
206
Ki Sa Pou-n Fe? (What is to Be Done?) Atis Indepandan 4:16

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