Lakou​-​a

by Jephté Guillaume

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Lakou-a (The courtyard) refers to an African-style family or multi-family residence or settlement.
Such residences are often arranged around a courtyard. A courtyard can also be thought of as a temple or a place of worship (as in a vodou ceremony). Jephté likes to imagine Haiti as one large lakou

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released February 21, 2010

Jephté Guillaume - Vocals, Bass, kyboards, Haitian percussion, Drum prog.
Frederic "Fredo" Lasfargeas - Keyboards
Emedin Rivera - Latin percussion
Tim Ouinette - trumpet
Don Rasberry, Gashford Guillaume, Judy Penn - Vocals

First released 1996
SLM-366

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Track Name: Lakou-a (Original Vocal)
Nou rive anndan lakou-a
N'ape mande si pa gen granmou o
Nan lakou-a
Nanpwen manman, nanpwen pitit o
nanpwen papa, nanpwen pitit o la ye
Nou rive anndan lakou-a
N'ape mande si pa gen granmoun o
nan lakou-a
Kote manman yo? kote papa yo?
nan lakou-a

We arrive inside the courtyard
We ask if there are no elders in the courtyard
There are no mothers, there are no children
There are no fathers , there are no children there
We arrive inside the courtyard
We ask if there are no elders in the courtyard
Where are the mothers? Where are the fathers?
In the courtyard