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Intro to THE RED SEA ("Lanmè rouj")

VOICES
(musicians on-stage and Voiceover)

...Uh-hmmmm, Uh-hmmmm, Uh-hmmmm, (echoing)

 

VOICEOVER
(TV/Radio Announcement)
"Too many have died already," said one survivor. "We want to go to Miami."

WOMAN:

The clock ticks louder for me now. it's more personal than before i went to Haiti. Now every month the urgency gets more urgent. i've claimed the voices in the periphery. They're in me, part of me - i'm a face of Haiti.

Now, whenever a Haitian child dies of starvation, injustice


(SLIDE OF LITTLE GIRL IN YELLOW DRESS COMES ON SCREEN.)

or our neglect, like an open wound, the blood pours down my thighs. i'm the red sea.........


VOICEOVER

Lanmè rouj. The red sea. The read sea...

(Clock/soundeffect voiceover:
Tic toc, tic toc, tic toc)

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The Red Sea, copyright ( c ) 1997 Marguerite Laurent, Esq. Excerpt from The Red, Black & Moonlight monologues based on Kenbe La!: Crossings of a Vodun-Roots Woman. All rights reserved. You may not copy, re-post or publish, in any manner, without the copyright owner's written permission.

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The Red Sea (Lanmè Rouj), audio excerpted from DVD video of Ezili's theatrical production of Red, Black & Moonlight: Between Falling and Hitting the Ground. Purchase DVD of entire 90-minute theatrical production.

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