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Mamamee

by Augustin Mona

This collection from Augustin Mona reflects music addressing social issues, sentimental love songs, songs of encouragement urging unity throughout the world.
Genre: Easy Listening: Ballads
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1. Mamamee
Augustin Mona
4:43 $0.99
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2. Une Americaine
Augustin Mona
4:31 $0.99
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3. I Will Hold You
Mona Augustin
5:24 $0.99
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4. Se Fot Leta
Mona Augustin
4:16 $0.99
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5. Femme
Mona Augustin
5:28 $0.99
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6. Sweekee
Mona Augustin
5:35 $0.99
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7. T'as Tout
Mona Augustin
4:11 $0.99
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8. Trese Tout Peyi
Mona Augustin
3:39 $0.99
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9. Wawayi
Mona Augustin
2:43 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mona Augustin is a well known award winning Haitian musician, composer, artist, and advocate for

women and children. He has been composing and recording music for over 20 years. In addition to his solo work he also performs with a group called 2Rasin (2Roots). Together they combine Haitian and American style to make unique and authentic music with all original compositions by Mona Augustin.
Mon is a long time and well-known musician in Haiti and the Caribbean. He has performed in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and the US as well as in many groups in Haiti.
His first album was with Melody markers released in 1993 titled Chanje lide sa with DILAM .
In January of 2010 Mona was working as a volunteer music teacher at St Vincent School for the handicapped. On January 10 Mona was sick and too ill to attend school that day. He was having trouble with his phone so he was not able to call the school. The children waited that afternoon for Mona to show up. When the earthquake hit Mona's home was destroyed and he lay buried in rubble. Fortunately for Mona he survived without serious injury but tragically everyone at the school perished that afternoon. Mona feels his life was spared for a reason. When he finally came out from under the concrete that covered him the people in his neighborhood were surprised he was still alive. Knowing he had many international connections (because he often played for foreign visitors) they pleaded with him to help them find help. He has the past 4 years of his life dedicated to the people of this community which now calls themselves Mozayik (Mosaic). Mamamee is his first cd since the 2010 earthquake and he has vowed to use his music and art to raise money to secure a piece of land for this community which continues to live in tents without sanitation, water, electricity or easy access to medical care.

He is currently in the US on tour promoting the documentary film which tells the story of

Village Mozayik in the 5 years since the earthquake of 2010. Mona has recently organized and

lead demonstrations in which 10,000 marched the streets of Port AU Prince protesting brutal

evictions and human rights violations. His goal is to raise $50,000 to purchase land for this group

of 126 families who simply want to live peacefully and safely. They want access to sanitation

and clean water. They dream of sending their children to school.

Mona’s music is acoustic “roots” style music in which he sings about the street children, respecting

women and children, and hope for a better future. Mozayik has been
struggling to survive under oppressive living conditions for the past 5 post earthquake years.
They gathered together in the days
following the earthquake and turned to Mona and his friend William Loussaint who were viewed
as community leaders. They cobbled together what they could find to construct make shift
shelters . Two years later with still no sign of relief they were forcefully evicted from the
neighborhood to make room for the construction of the “new progressive Haiti. With the help
from Haiti Allies a non-profit from Madison Wisconsin they were able to relocate to what they
thought was secure land, but once again the community was forcefully evicted a second time. Mona is now on a mission to raise money to find a secure piece of land.







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