Happy Birthday Haiti
Haiti's 1804 revolution remains a vivid reminder of the possibilities of humanity to break the chains of racial oppression, against overwhelming odds, and the mightiest empirical powers, to forge a dynamic society from the ashes of ruin. Haiti's bicentennial shows us not only how far we have come, but how far we can, and will, go. This recording is but a small tribute to a great revolutionary nation. It is a small tribute to a people who have given us all so much, even if we have been unaware, or have refused to acknowledge those gifts. If our listeners are brought joy by this music and text, if saying publicly, happy birthday Haiti, increases awareness of that beautiful nation, if our audience has more questions than answers in regard to Haiti, we have done our job today.