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Haiti - dances
Kompa or Compas
haiti
Kompa or Compas dance
© facedl.com
How to dance Kompa Haitian bal dance, easy and sexy, celebrated on 26th July each year. Danced in pair, partners hold each other tightly moving with hip rings. The word compass means rhythm in spanish. Kompa succeded to the former haitian social dance Méringue (and not merengue). The méringue-compas has strongly influenced other countries musics like zouk, coladeira, kizomba, cadence-lypso. (wikipedia). Kompa dance classes and workships expand rapidly. French speaking but pedagogic video ... read next




Haiti - tales
Toad child and Simbo
haiti
Toad child and Simbo tale
© DR
While Simbo the mermaid goes down for a nap, the toad child steals her water-key. Animals are thirsty and come one after the other to drink but there is no water anymore...

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Birth of Break-mountain
haiti
Birth of  Break-mountain tale
© conte-moi.net
Break-mountain is really very strong, he can break almost everything...

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Zangui (The eel)
haiti
Zangui (The eel) tale
© logrami.fr




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Janot the king's cook
haiti
Janot the king's cook tale
© wordpress.com
The royal cook dares to antagonize the king and wagers he can stay out in the cold all night.

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Papabondieu and the halves
haiti
Papabondieu and the halves tale
© club-tralalere.com
At the beginning when Fathergoodgod created the creatures, the same creature was both male and female...

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