Pran Ka Mwen

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Based on a recording that Ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax made of a woman named Francilia in the late 1930s, this is a song that brings all levels of society together, letting us all know that no matter what our station in life we are an important piece of the fabric of our communities.

lyrics

Iye, iye, iye (x4)
We are all one people on earth
Sanba care for me, spirits care for me
My family care for me, my friends care for me

I came on earth to live in peace
Down here on earth, we are all one people (x2)

The men care for me, the women care for me
The kata players care for me, the tanbou players care for me

We came on earth to live as brothers
Down here on earth, we believe we are all one (x2)

Peasants care for me, artisans care for me
Society cares for me, please don’t forget me

I came on earth to live in peace
Down here on earth, we are all one (x2)

The men care for me, the women care for me
The kata players care for me, the tanbou players care for me

We came on earth to live as brothers
Down here on earth, we believe we are all one (x2)

My peasants, we are all one on earth
Artisans we are all one people on earth
My female merchants we are all one people on earth
Society, we are all one people on earth
Family, we are all one people on earth
Moto-Taxi drivers we are all one people on earth

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from Wa Di Yo, released March 26, 2016

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