We are extremely excited to announce the premiere of Pauline Jean’s video for Their Blood, Bondye. This visual presentation is her way of drawing attention to the many people in Haiti who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew and, more specifically, to the musicians in one of the country’s worst affected areas, Jeremie.
She had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with the award-winning author Edwidge Danticat on her latest recording entitled NWAYO, by setting music to her poem Their Blood, Bondye. The song is a dedication in the form of a prayer to our ancestors and the people of Haiti, who have endured tremendous suffering and loss, yet have shown great strength, courage and pride.
Please stand in solidarity with the music community in Jeremie and we ask that you join her in sending prayers and support as they endure their most recent natural disaster. To help raise funds, Their Blood, Bondye can be downloaded for a donation of $1.29. All proceeds will be given to the Jeremie Disaster Relief Fund through the Haiti Jazz Foundation Inc., USA 501(c)(3). Direct contributions to the Foundation can be made here; Click here for a list of additional charities.
“This video would not have been possible without the invaluable contribution of filmmaker Theodora Johnson. Thank you, Theo, for beautifully capturing the essence of the Haitian spirit.” – Pauline Jean