Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases three examples of Surinamese vocalist Norma Sante singing "Moni Bate" and three additional songs.
The contents of this post are presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
Information about this singer and these songs -in English or in French- would be greatly appreated.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to Norma Sante for her musical legacy. Thanks also to the publishers of these examples on YouTube.
FEATURED EXAMPLES OF "MONI BATE"
Example #1: ALEKE ROOTS RIDDIM 01 NORMA SANTE MONI BATE
ALFRED BISOINA, Published on Jun 5, 2013
ARANGEMENT . ALFRED BISOINA .FREDJESTUDIO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_French_Guiana indicates that "Aléké is a style of drum-based music that arose in the 1950s. It is similar to salsa music and merengue.
My guess is that Aleke Roots Riddim is dancehall music that is based on "Aléké music. Hopefully, someone will correct my guess and add information about these music forms.
Example #2: moni bate - norma aleke festival at flamboyant park
OutbreakVision Suriname, Published on Nov 11, 2013
Here's a comment about this song in French (with Google Translate's English translation)
Maïra Fimiez, 2013
"Moni baté est une chanson qui dit je veux de l argent sont travailler elle bien cette chanson mais sa vé dire que les élève sont pas oublier de travailler à l école et c est pas bien norma"
Moni Baté is a song that says I want the money are working it well that song but its vee say that the student not forget to work with the school and c is not well norma
[My speculative interpretation of that English translation: "Moni Baté" is a song that says "I want the money and am willing to work for it. But the song also reminds students not to forget to study in school and a "C" grade -just getting passing grades- isn't enough.]
Please let me know if this is a correct English interpretation. Additions and corrections are welcome.
Example #3: NORMA FT BLACK ALUKU ET LS TIGRESSES O ZEPHIR " MONI BATE EN LIVE"
blackaluku Published on Jan 4, 2014
OTHER PERFORMANCES BY NORMA SANTE
Example #1: NORMA SANTE - FA FU DU
fayafebo1 Uploaded on Jun 20, 2010
Example #2: Norma sante & Naphtali,"i ta pee koe mi fii"
naphtali973 Uploaded on Oct 18, 2011
Example #3: Norma Sante Feat Naks Kaseko Loko Live @ Paramaribo Filmed by Donkarleon
donkarleon, Uploaded on Jan 9, 2012
Naks Kasoko Loko is a Cultural(Folklore) Music Formation from Suriname and Part of The Naks Organisation( Standing for African Culture) in Suriname(South America neigb. Brazil, British & French Guyana). Theire Music tyle it's call Kaseko also from the same Familly(musically) as Kawina and "Bigie Pokoe". Norma Sante is a guest singer and has also her own solo carier. Real talented as a singer and dancer! one of the most ecleptic performer in Suriname. She features on the upcoming and long awaited Album of the Congolese Crssover Artist Donkarleon with the song titled"Good Vibrations/Swieti Sani". To b released on 1 July 2012(Keti Koti day).
For more infos about Naks Kaseko Loko or Naks organisation and project in Suriname pls check theire Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/naks.wanrutu
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