2011-10-30T16:40:39+00:00 2011-10-30T22:08:32+00:00

Paille – Inflammable

Today we're headed back to my beautiful island of Martinique in the West Indies.  Lesson time:

    Creole lesson #2: "Pa ni pwoblem" phrase, translation: no problem/no worries

Paille is a fast-flow reggae/dancehall singer from Martinique. His second major album Inflammable came out this year and is a massive hit on the island. It's a mix of reggae, dancehall, and soul. I'm posting two songs and a video off of the album that are typical of island music: energetic, comedic, while usually putting a positive spin on serious issues.  Paille's hat is his signature look. It's called a Bakoua and is a traditional Caribbean farmer's hat. People wear these hats when they are on strike, or jobless – usually accompanied by a hammock and a bottle of rum.

Times are tough so I would suggest doing as the islanders do: press play on the stereo, get out the rum, the Bakoua, and let "Pa ni pwoblem" be your mantra for the week. It can't hurt to have a positive outlook on life, right? Enjoy!

      07 Assez (feat. Konshens)
Download: Paille – Assez (feat. Konshens)

      02 Rd son
Download: Paille – Rèd son

Caribbean · Island Reggae


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  • I never thought I would like a dancehall tune, and I'm french I understand the lyrics, these are smart!

    Midz October 30, 2011 5:02 PM Reply
    • Hmm smart in "Assez", but soo funny in "Fanm lan"!

      Midz October 30, 2011 5:08 PM Reply
  • Ah oui tellement intelligent, on ma dit que il est prof en martinique. . .

    Shane Carrick October 31, 2011 9:49 PM Reply

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