Malou Beauvoir - “Nwaye” [Single] (Panthera)
Add Date: 07/30/2019
Formats: World, Jazz, NACC Top 200
Artist Info: The 4th single from Malou Beauvoir’s Spiritwalker album is a cry of revolt and of hope….
“Nwaye”, co-composed by Malou Beauvoir and Paul Beaubrun, is the Creole version of the French verb “to drown” (noyer). It alludes to the fact that “figuratively, we are getting out of our depth, drowning in all the nonsense we are fed everyday by people trying to control our minds and actions,” Malou elucidates. “We call on Erzuli, the spirit of love, to give us hope, help us keep a level head and make the right call.”
Reacting to the Haitian Assembly’s proposed restrictions on the LGBT+ community, in support of Mariela Castro’s movement in Cuba, and to the ostracizing of other communities because of physical appearance, religious beliefs, skin color, or any excuse for fear and hate, her lyrics speak out to people around the world, asking us to look inside ourselves, recognize injustice and have the courage to speak out.