592 Hours from 243 Pages and 25 Modules of Lessons! The Team at College Canapé-Vert Move move toward Launch of Lekòl Toupatou! (School Everywhere!) in Haiti.
Growing Gardens begins in New Orleans and
Port-au-Prince and Cayes Jacmel to feed households, Schools, and the Foyer Espoir our les Enfants Orphanage. We thank Botanical Interests for the generously bountiful bunch of seeds--150+ packs for
73 Flowers and 17 Vegetables!
Lagniappe for Learning adds the 2021 Kanaval song
by Boukman Eksperyans ("Kan'w Pran'w Konnen"); and poems of the Blues and Bebop and the Beats ('Mother Earth' and 'Brilliant Corners') by John Sinclair; and
lyrics of Jonathan Richman's song for students, "I Can't Shift (Oh Yes, You Can!)".
Manzè and Lòlò and the future of Boukman Eksperyans in a
video-still from their 2021 Kanaval song, "Kan'w Pran'w Konnen". One stanza from the song's oh-so-timely lyrics is below. The title can be translated from Haitian Kréyol as:
"When You Get It You'll Know".
Choir + Lead:
Haitians, let's open our eyes
We are the children of the sun!
This is the Guinen
Who gave us the power
This is Gran Bwa
Who gave us the secret of plants
Choir: we are not other people's guinea pigs
we are nobody's slaves
Choir: political guinea pigs
we are not other people's guinea pigs
Heart: Big Pharma guinea pigs
Here are further stills from the video for "Kan'w Pran'w Konnen" ("When You Get It You'll Know").