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 “LEYLA MCCALLA –   Mesi bondye (Thank you God)  ” 

05 May
 “LEYLA MCCALLA –   Mesi bondye (Thank you God)  ” 

Leyla Sarah McCalla[3] (born October 3,[4] 1985)[5] is an American classical and folk musician.[6] She was a cellist with the Grammy-winning[7] string band Carolina Chocolate Drops[8] but left to focus on her solo career.

Both of McCalla’s parents were born in Haiti.[8] Her father Jocelyn McCalla[10]was the Executive Director of the New York-based National Coalition for Haitian Rights[11] from 1988 to 2006[12]and is credited as translator on Vari-Colored Songs.[13] Her mother Régine Dupuy arrived in the United States at age 5, is the daughter of Ben Dupuy who ran Haïti Progrès, a New York based Haitian socialist newspaper.[11] McCalla’s mother went on to found Dwa Fanm, an anti-domestic violence human rights organization.[11]

McCalla was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey.[14] She lived in AccraGhana for two years as a teen. After a year at Smith College, she transferred to New York University to study cello performance and chamber music. She then moved to New Orleans where she played music on the streets. In addition to cello, she also plays banjo and guitar.[14]

Lyrics in English: Thank You God

Thank God, look how we end poverty
Thank God, see what nature brings to us

Thank God, see what nature brings to us
Thank God, look how we end poverty

Rain, corn Push
Also hungry children eat p’ralé

Let us dance to Mambo, let us dance to Petro
Father God in heaven, end poverty
Father God in heaven, end poverty for us

Thank God, see what nature brings to us
Thank God, look how we end poverty

Thank God, look how we end poverty
Thank God, see what nature brings to us

Rain, corn Push
Also hungry children eat p’ralé

Let us dance to Mambo, let us dance to Petro
Father God in heaven, end poverty
Father God in heaven, end poverty for us

Our misery ends
Our misery ends
Our misery ends
Our misery ends

 
2 Comments

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in music

 

2 responses to “ “LEYLA MCCALLA –   Mesi bondye (Thank you God)  ” 

  1. MyoPaname

    May 5, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I saw her at a concert in Paris … she is genial, authentic, incredibly moving !!!!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  2. America On Coffee

    May 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for the continued applaud! “Leyla is so very talented! Her songs and style are as a breath of fresh air!”

    Liked by 1 person

     

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