Mar 21, 2011

Sansa Kroma

Sansa Kroma
Nena yo keke kokomba
Sansa Kroma
Nena yo keke kokomba


Once a flock of chicks’ mother died;
Another came along, 
Snatched the little orphan chicks,
And provided for them…

Haitian kids play this pick-up and-pass game with a shoe. They would gather in a circle, either seating or squatting. One player would take off her shoe and would tie a ribbon to it.

They game would start when the kids began singing “Sansa Kroma…” The players will pass the shoe along to the next person around the circle.

 When the song stops, whoever gets caught with the ribbon-adorned with a colorful ribbon shoe must leave the game. The players will continue to play until everyone is eliminated. The last person standing wins.

Also see "Sansa Kroma"The Legend Behind the Game


Anonymous said...

Thanks for that, Laurie. As a primary teacher in London I was taught the song to sing with kids, but I never knew what it meant!

Laurie said...

you are welcome.

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