An original song and visuals on DVD to teach the Haitian Creole alphabet to kindergartners, 1st and second grade students.
Mandaly Louis-Charles created the song’s melody, vocals and harmonies. Bémol Telfort provided the musical accompaniment, playing the congas. Michel DeGraff and Louis-Charles teamed up to create the lyrics and worked with Telfort and animator Robert Capria to produce the videos.
Michel DeGraff, Ph.D. leads the MIT-Haiti Initiative, a project that was created in response to the destruction of Haitian universities by the 2010 earthquake. The Initiative is using digital technology and open educational resources online, all in Kreyòl, in order to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education, as well as leadership and management in Haiti. The professor is also a founding member of Haiti’s recently created Haitian Creole Academy (Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen).
Cat #: DVD063