This week in All Around This World classes we take music class to Haiti, a country with a proud rebellious streak and a terribly troubled recent past. Haiti’s history is a tale of unfortunate external manipulation, devastating internal failure and the ability of a resilient people to somehow survive.
— OVERVIEW: Haiti is a country with so many stories to tell, from the triumph of rebellion to a seemingly endless string of natural disasters.
— MUSIC: Haiti’s traditional music rose from African rhythms mixed with the melodic joie de vivre of the French.
— LANGUAGE: We speak Haitian Creole, a mix of French, African languages and so much more.
— WHEN YOU GO THERE: Traveling to Haiti may not be easy but it will surely be worthwhile.
— RARA: We take to the streets in Haiti to elect on of our classmates president.
Explore these All Around This World songs from Haiti:
Explore these musical genres from Haiti: