Bon Fête! Bon Mardi Gras! Bon Zulu!

Bon Fête! Mardi Gras Bon Fête!

Meh Zulu down the lane wit mask in hand

Footwork to dat African beat

Step, dip, twirl, jump and twist

Meh know di Truth ah di Cultah

Go Voodoo child Go!

Is dat rhytm dat keep di Queen Of New Orleans in  she steady heartbeat

Meh, Maaardiii Gras!

Fête until we tired cause we do it nicely

I see My Ancestors in dat Parade chile

Floatin down dat street

Throw me something, Mister!

Yuh guard dat Queen’s Seat

Shower me Oh Queen with Blessings

Make meh life Nice and Sweet

Twirl under my umbrella

Jump a second line!

Laissez le Bon temps Rouler!

Bon Fête! Bon Zulu! Bon Mardi Gras!

Farashuu Ahadi Sakina 2017©

 

Pirate’s Alley

Pirate’s Alley you call to me

Lurking in the shadows thieves of old stand ready to rob the ill prepared soul

I adjust meh beret and quick step with dagger in hand

You called me

I was content to swimming in the depths of the Bayou

Content with keeping I mysteries

But you called me to see these men who boasted to have known my treasure

To drink with them and listen to the stories of how only I had made them merry

So I arose

Under the moon’s shine and bid my tail a temporary goodbye to revel in glory with thee

Oh Pirate’s Alley

How theif man a thief a treasure so pure that he would be sure that he had known I

Coming through the entry way

Who be these men of new and old to have joy down this narrow road

Oh Pirate’s Alley to thee I come

Farashuu Ahadi Sakina2017©

 

Mardi Gras Tornado

This year when we “Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler” , Quick Step to our Second Line and drink that new drink called Tornado drop some for our Egungun, dip some for our Ancestors, drop some for the Queen Madame Laveau and Remember who We are!

Farashuu Ahadi Sakina 2017©

Culture Queen

I was sittin in meh yard

Watchin dem people ah go by

A woman run up to meh wit mad in she eye

She say you! You show meh di way

Meh say look around yuh nah from here di way is di same

She say nah meh have no muddah and no faddah

Now meh haffi stand to meh feet

Meh look pon she

How dare a kinswoman lie

Meh say woman .. you woman

You on di run

She mad eye turn madder

Yuh nah know meh she say and wit dat she pull out she cutlass

Meh say look here woman

Yuh see di I

Meh sit here in meh yard cool cool under di shade

All dis here from di Culture INI made

Yuh com here and disturb I peace and ask meh to show yuh di way

Culture is di only way woman and di Culture is she yuh see

Mad woman

Woman yuh mad .. Yuh nah see yuh ask di way of the Culture Queen

Farashuu Ahadi Sakina 2017©

Artist :GD Bee

 

Lady Samhain

Lady Samhain

La Bella Catrina

On this auspicious Hallow’s Eve night

I wrap myself in your loving embrace

For this time of Harvest

I Harvest the Souls of my Ancestors

Those in need

Those walking proud and tall

Lady Samhain

La Bella Catrina

She lights them all

Showing the way to Freedom

Showing the way to Love

By the Light of the Harvest Moon

Lady Samhain

La Bella Catrina

Will gather them all.

Farashuu Ahadi Sakina 2016

 

 

Omi Tutu

Omi Tutu

Meh say Omi Tutu

Come Cool Wata

Cool Wata Come

Now is the time for Culture to spread her Healing touch.

Mami Wata O

The childen are crying

Mami Wata O

The people are needlessly dying

Mama Ezili O

Our Culture is trying its hardest

We need Omi Tutu

Cool Wata

Cool Cool Wata

Omi Tutu

Farashuu Ahadi Sakina 2016

 

 

Put Up Your Flag!

Put up your Flag

Raise it High

Ayiti is Strong

Ayiti will never die

Sail your boat

Beat the Drum

Canons Blasting

We not Fraid to Dead

We never Run

We Rise high Above all Odds

Women ah Be Strong

Put up Your Flag

Ayiti have Cure

Put up Your Flag

Ayit be Pure

Farashuu Ahadi Sakina 2016