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pranplezi
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Haitians living abroad and those living in Haiti have one thing in common: music. We listen to the same type of music. No matter what part of the world we live in, we involuntary dance to the sound of “Konpa.”

Do you have a favorite artist, song, or video?

What are your thoughts about the sexual lyrics in “Konpa” music and the partial nudity in the videos?

 

Mizik Ayisyèn

Ayisyen ki ap viv aletranje e sila yo ki ap viv an Ayiti gen yon bagay an komen: mizik. Nou tande menm estil mizik. Kèlkeswa kote nou ap viv nan mond lan, depi nou tande mizik “Konpa,” nou souke kò nou envolontèman.

Èske ou gen yon atis prefere, chante, ouswa videyo?

Kisa ou panse de pawòl seksyèl ki nan mizik “Konpa” yo e nidite pasyèl nan videyo yo?


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Depending on my mood or where I am. If in my car I mostly listen to the "konpa" playlist on my phone. In a bad mood, I tend to go for gospel. Those are usually my two favorite genres. 

I do not mind if a piece of music or the video is sexually explicit due to the fact I am usually the only one listening/watching it. And if I am listening or watching it it's because I like what I am hearing/watching. 


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eztek
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Sexual Lyrics in Konpa? Care to shed some lights believe?

I am a fan of konpa, bon konpa wi, se pa radot JBEATZ e konso non. So, it is a bit hard for me to list a favorite artist. Chaje group ki fem bouje.  Regarding the videos, mwen trouve nou pa gen on idantite. Nou kopye tout vye radot mete nan video.

Se preske menm bagay tifi tap di nan chat la maten an konsenan video Kreyol la. Neg la fe on video konpa, epi li pran on fanm blanch ap danse, or li pran on fanm gwo deye ap fe makak. I hardly watch these stupid videos anyway.


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Believe
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@eztek

If you listen attentively to some of the lyrics in "Konpa" music, you will likely hear inappropriate language. Instead of using music to convey positive messages, the musicians rather use language degrading women. 
I agree with your comment about losing our identity. The typical dark-skinned Haitian women are rarely seen in videos.

 

Si ou ap tande pawòl nan mizik “Konpa” yo ak atansyon, ou ap jwenn kèk pawòl kanmenm ki pa apwopriye. Olye pou mizisyen yo itilize mizik pou pase mesaj pozitif, yo prefere itilize langaj pou degrade fanm.

Mwen dakò ak kòmantè ou fè sou idantite nou ke nou ap pèdi. Se ra sèjousi pou wè Ayisyèn tipik ak koulè natirèl yo nan videyo.


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eztek
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What do you call inappropriate language ?Well, that's music in general.

Some genres transmit positive messages, others do not.


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