Vole — Joe Winter

 

Pòtoprens, Ayiti / Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

 

Geto Byenal / Ghetto Biennale 2017

 

Pwojè  sa'a pat posib san / Project impossible without Reginald Sénatus, Mara Carlyle, Maisie Dolan, Issy Wood, Leah Gordon, André Eugène.  

 

A Haitian Creole rework of fly, created in collaboration with Reginald Senatus during 2017's Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

 

The project came about after several trips to Port-au-Prince over the last seven years, and is comprised of two parts: a translation of the original lyrics into Creole, and a new piano arrangement, made and recorded on an old piano in St Trinity music school in downtown Port-au-Prince.

 

  The process took several weeks over November and December of 2017, and was made possible by the help of friend and local artist, Reginald Sénatus.

 

  The work isn't intended to be a straight translation of one song into another language, but a complete rethinking of a preexisting piece of music in an utterly different context to its origin.

 

  Chanson fly vèsyon en Kreyòl.  Te fe avek Reginald Senatus pou Geto Byenal 2017, nan Pòtoprens, Ayiti.

 

  Pwojè a te rive apre plizyè vizit nan Ayiti. Li konpoze de de pati: yon tradiksyon nan orijinal lyrics nan kreyòl, ak yon aranjman pyano nouvo. Sa a te fè ak anrejistre sou yon pyano fin vye granmoun nan St Trinity mizik lekòl nan anba lavil Port-au-Prince.

 

   Mwen te pase plizyè semèn k ap travay sou sa a, pandan novanm ak desanm 2017. Pwojè a pa ta posib san zanmi mwen ak atis, Reginald Sénatus.

 

   Travay la pa fèt pou yon tradiksyon dirèk nan yon sèl chante nan yon lòt lang, men yon repetisyon konplè nan yon chante nan yon kontèks trè diferan nan orijin li yo.