Blan yo ap danse? (The blans are dancing?) Yikes…

  Let’s come back to the drums (tanbou) for a moment. Something you’re sure to notice in Haiti is that rhythm resonates in every movement, creates a certain musical measure for conversation, and permeates much of Haitian existence; consequently, music appreciation doesn’t need to be taught (at least not formally). I have a friend who … More Blan yo ap danse? (The blans are dancing?) Yikes…

“Nou marye tanbou nou” You marry your what?

For anyone who has ever endeavored to learn a second language, you know the sense of victory that comes with your first complete sentence.  “Bonjou!  Kòman ou ye?” The world opens up, and anyone might be your first (and maybe unsuspecting) target; you’re ready to practice some Creole! Fast forward a few minutes, days, or … More “Nou marye tanbou nou” You marry your what?