Ravid Kahalani studied singing formally in his counter-tenor range. He uses it to beautiful effect in this original sad ballad sung in Creole,

Trape La Verite (Catch the Truth)

When I have to leave you my dear,
The way will be long from you my dear
My heart is not cold when I think of you
The sounds from my mouth can tell you everything I feel – sadness that makes me happy
When you look at me, I see all the sorrow I bring to you
The hope you so wanted to have, kind as kind can be
I can no longer find strength to love you
I cannot leave you my dear, my heart is tearing apart
I can feel things inside of me, things that are good but others that are crushed
What we say we are is only a way for us to achieve truth in what we do.

for more video of  Ravid Kahalani and Yemen blues, go here.

4 Responses to “Yemen Blues at Le Poisson Rouge: Trape La Verite”

  1. Yocheved says:

    Thank you for the translation. I listen to this song constantly but didn’t know what was being said. Absolutely stunning lyrics. Thank you.

  2. lipingtababa says:

    Hi Michal, Do you have any idea whether Yemen Blues have published a album or something like that? I can watch them online, but i want listen more.

    If you have answer, please kindly let me know, thanks in advance.

  3. Marian says:

    Me encanta .. he descubierto una belleza en sus cánticos ancestral , como artista Yemen Blues me inspira , me emociona, me hace volver a casa…


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