The ASAPH Brass Band performed on December 13th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 27th and 28th. They played in Tiguave, Cayes, Aquin, Labaleine, Vieux-Bourg and locally. Included were a banquet, two weddings, a funeral, two concerts, and a graduation parade and ceremony.
The schedule was so tight that we ended up being late for one engagement on the 19th, and we ended up missing that one completely. The members of the band were faithful to the end, and gave fine performances on all occasions, except for one (see Strange Wedding).
In Labaleine, the folks attending the concert so appreciated our closing tune that they asked us to play it again…which we did. It is a great song recorded by the group ALABANZA. The name of the song is Se Lavi (That’s Life). It begins with a slow introduction, continues with lively verses and a chorus, then has a key change, a sax solo, and a reprise of the chorus. We follow that same form when we perform the song. A key phrase from the song is : “That’s life. No one can take it without the permission of He who created it. That’s life. Let’s celebrate He who created it. Let’s work together to protect it. That’s life!”
Missionary in Haiti.