Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti (Official video)


Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti means Together We Are Haiti.
It’s a tribute to Haiti: promoting beauty, unity, and history.

Texts and vision by: Paola Mathe
Performed by: Paola Mathe and Soukena Jn Jacques
Produced and directed by: Joshua Bennett and Paola Mathe
Music by: Peter Barr and Morgan Zwerlien
Cinematography: Justin Ervin
Edited by: Daniel Olshansky
Makeup by: Shameika Bowman
Necklaces by: Abby Omoruyi and Paola Mathe
Assisted by: Erik Spink and Amitabha Joshi

Words (Kreyol):                                                                          

Mwen Rele Ayiti. (2x)
Yo te konn rele’m la Perle des Antilles.
Istwa’m ? Sa se yon bagay konplike.

Mwen pase kont mizè’m .
Yo Voye’m isi.
Yo voye’m lòt bò.

Des fois ? Yo bliye’m.
Eske ou sonje’m ?
Ti Ayiti. Ti Paradi.

Tout sa yo fè’m…
Tout sak pase’m…
Tout kriye’m kriye…

Malgre m’ap soufri,
Mwen kanpe la.
Mwen rete la.
Pi rèd.

Ayiti pap kraze.
Ayiti pap janm peri.

Si nou kanpe ansanm
Men nan la men
Pou nou ka avanse

Mwen se Ayiti (2x)

Ansanm, nou se ayiti (together)

Words (English)

My name is Haiti. (2x)
They used to call me la Perle des Antilles.
My history? It’s very complicated.

I’ve gone through so much (misery).
I’ve been tossed here.
I’ve been tossed there.

At times, they forget me.
Do you remember me?
Little Haiti. Little Paradise.

Everything they’ve done to me…
Everything that’s happened to me…
After all the cries and tears…

Although I’m suffering,
I stand here.
I remain here.
Even stronger.

Haiti will not break.
Haiti will never perish.

If we stand together. Hand in hand.
So we can step forward.

I am Haiti. (2x)

Together we are Haiti.…

5 Comments on Ansanm Nou Se Ayiti (Official video)

  1. dtafakari
    June 28, 2013 at 11:08 am (3 years ago)

    L’Union Fait la Force!

  2. Vanessa
    May 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm (3 years ago)

    AYIBOBO!!!! I absolutely loved it. I’m lost for words and i’m so glad that we have others out there that know that we are Haiti, we’re beautiful and still standing!

  3. Anonymous
    April 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)

    this was fabulous. So well shot . Such a good tribute. I wish you success in your endeavours!


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