Song of the night: Gaya by Michael Brun ft. J. Perry and Lakou Mizik
This song is a Haitian song written and performed by Haitian artists. It falls under the racine genre of music, which literally means roots. If you listen to it, you can hear a mixture of drums, horns, hand claps, and more modern rhythms that Michael Brun is so great at bringing to life. The song talks about preserving Haitian culture, appreciating where we come from, and appreciating our cultural riches, rather than the literal poverty that pervades parts of the island. J. Perry specifically says: “Too rich to be poor,” which I believe to be the epitome of Haitian culture.
This song is a great one. If you’re interested in Haitian culture, take a listen. If you’re interested in good music, please, take a listen.