Haiti War Song in Kikongo not in Creole!

Erzulie - August 14 2009, 2:41 PM

Haiti War Song in Kikongo, not in Creole! In Remembrance of Bwo Kay Iman!
Haiti's Slaves war song in Kikongo: Eh! eh! Bomba, hen! hen! Canga bafio té Canga moune dé lé Canga do ki la Canga li
Translation: Eh! eh! Secret, hen! hen! Tie up the abusers Tie up the whites Tie (them) up (with) the action spirit Tie them up !
""The Chronicler M.L.E. Moreau de St. Méry gives in a footnote the untranslated text of an anthem from Saint-Domingue(Present day Haiti,) a text corroborated elsewhere, and, more remarkably, which Moreau was able to transcribe without knowing the language (not French, and, very interestingly, not Creole either, but Kikongo), possibly from having heard it repeated many times:Eh! eh! Bomba, hen! hen! Canga bafio té Canga moune dé lé Canga do ki la Canga li The anthem translates roughly as:Eh! eh! Secret, hen! hen! Tie up the abusers Tie up the whites Tie (them) up (with) the action spirit Tie them up They had a secret, all right! The slaves of Haiti were singing out loud what they were going to do. Hey, hey, secret! It was no secret if you understood the song: Bomba! ("Bomba" is a word with a complex of meanings; the art historian and linguist Bárbaro Martínez Ruiz tells me it means "secret.") Had Moreau de St. Méry known the meaning of the lyrics he transcribed, he could perhaps have seen better the revolution that was coming in 1791 in Haiti."
To All HAITIANS:
Haitians must remember Bwa Kay Iman: Bookman Dutty Zamba, Cecile Fatiman, the maroons on August 14; and all the sacrifices our ancestors made so we can be free to determine our own destiny.

Our ancestors did not sacrifice their lives so we can become the subjects of the United Nations.

Our short sighted leaders who are more interested in power and personal wealth, than the good of the nation have invited foreigners to trample our soil;I agree that this is an act of high Treason! Dessaline, Petion, Christophe, and Toussaint must be restless in their graves.

Songs of Haiti Videos
Boukman Eksperyans


Boukman Eksperyans - Jou Nou Revolte: www.youtube.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcKlXLm2ksE&feature=fvw
Tomtom - L'union- linyon
Ti Paul of "Zing"

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