Tonbé Lévé


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €0.99 EUR  or more



Tonbé Lévé: Falling Rising.
We might fall sometimes but we keep on rising again. We might cry as we feel the pain but we keep on rising, feeling a little bit stronger each time we rise again. There is hope when we sing. There is power in our dance. Let my drum kick the pain away. Let it be my rhythm as I keep on walking.


Es ou ka tann mwen?
Es ou ka vwè mwen?
Lè mwen ka tonbé
Lè mwen ka kriyé
Lè mwen ja tonbé atè
Mwen ja tonbé atè

Ban mwen lafòs pou mwen pé sa lévé
Ban mwen kouraj pou mwen pé sa goumé
Doulè an tchè an mwen
Doulè an vi an mwen

Ban mwen tanbou pou kontinyé
Tonbé levé, dansé, pou kò la sipòté
Doulè an tchè an mwen
Doulè an vi an mwen

Mwen ja pléré plis ki lanmè
Mwen ja kriyé plis ki tonnè
Doulè an tchè an mwen
Doulè an vi an mwen

Yo di aprézan Nèg paka soufè ankò
Sa ki pasé antanlontan
Dèyè, sa lwen, sa fin, sa mò
Gadé aprèzan
Nèg tonbé lévé ankò
Doubout ka gadé douvan
Sé goumé la ki paka mò

Tonbé Lévé
Nou ja tonbé lévé
Toujou rilévé


released January 1, 2016
A/C: Ines Khai
Guitars recorded by Pier Cioci
Voices recorded by Jerome Rimson and Lika Wabap
Mix and Mastering by Auguste Manly

Special thanks to Mohamed Rouabhi, Phil Bergan and Dominique Tauliaut



all rights reserved


Ines Khai Anse Bertrand, Guadeloupe

contact / help

Contact Ines Khai

Streaming and
Download help