|"Neg Mawon" pre-January 12, 2010. The National Palace in the background collapsed on that day during an earthquake.|
For the week of January 1st, I was invited to Father Lafontant's house in Port-au-Prince to enjoy time with his family and partake in a wonderful meal of Soup Joumou. I am grateful for the time I spent with them, the generosity of their hospitality, and the opportunity to experience more of Haiti through language, cuisine, history, family, music, worship, and many games of kazino.
Given that each new year in Haiti marks the celebration of Haitian independence, I thought it would be appropriate to write about Haiti as I've experienced it so far, including the festivities over the holidays. I'd like to do that by sharing the song "Ayiti Se" by Mikaben.