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    someone's done a bang up job of translating in the comments

    Ki ayisien kap di'm map mache New-York san fezi
    (Which haitian says i walk in New-York without a gun)
    Mwen di ou messie nou menti
    (I tell you man y'all lying)
    Le bum yo ginbe ou yo devore ou se le ou mouri police vini
    (When the bum catches you they eat you up it's when you die the police comes)
    Mwen di ou messie nou menti
    (I tell you man y'all lying)

    I was dating a haitian girl when this dropped so she translated at the time.

    another good kreyol song from clef... this title will sound familiar:

    I'm proven effective by clinical tests.

    by mallyroyal on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 02:23:16 PM PST

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      mine worked on that - in '95? I think...
      She was a camera operator - got to do the helicopter shots.
      The fortress and ruins are the Citadel and Sans-Souci

      Both built by Christophe -

      The Citadelle Henri Christophe, known as Citadelle Laferrière is a large mountaintop fortress. It was built by Henri Christophe after Haiti gained independence from France at the beginning of the 19th century. The massive stone structure was built by up to 20,000 enslaved workers between 1805 and 1820 as part of a system of fortifications designed to keep the newly-independent nation of Haiti safe from French incursions.

      Sans-Souci was his palace. It was destroyed by an earthquake only a few years after completion. These two sites are a World Heritage Park - the Citadel is the largest fortress in the western hemisphere.

      Haiti has an amazing history.

      "Junkies find veins in their toes when the ones in their arms and legs collapse." - Al Gore

      by parryander on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 04:40:13 PM PST

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