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The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and expressive music has been one of the most highly charged instruments in this struggle--one in which power, politics, and resistance are inextricably fused.

Averill explores such diverse genres as Haitian jazz, troubadour traditions, Vodou-jazz, konpa, mini-djaz, new generation, and roots music. He examines the complex interaction of music with power in contexts such as honorific rituals, sponsored street celebrations, Carnival, and social movements that span the political spectrum.

With firsthand accounts by musicians, photos, song texts, and ethnographic descriptions, this book explores the profound manifestations of power and song in the day-to-day efforts of ordinary Haitians to rise above political repression.

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The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression and Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and expressive music has been one of the most highly charged instruments in this struggle — one in which power, politics, and resistance are inextricably fused.

Synopsis:

The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and expressive music has been one of the most highly charged instruments in this struggle—one in which power, politics, and resistance are inextricably fused.

Averill explores such diverse genres as Haitian jazz, troubadour traditions, Vodou-jazz, konpa, mini-djaz, new generation, and roots music. He examines the complex interaction of music with power in contexts such as honorific rituals, sponsored street celebrations, Carnival, and social movements that span the political spectrum.

With firsthand accounts by musicians, photos, song texts, and ethnographic descriptions, this book explores the profound manifestations of power and song in the day-to-day efforts of ordinary Haitians to rise above political repression.

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Discography: p. 255-258. Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-253) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

A Note on Translation

1: Introduction: "A Message to Pass from Mouth to Mouth"

2: "Living from Their Own Garden": The Discourse of Authenticity

3: "Konpa-direk for Life": Francois Duvalier's Dictatorship and Konpa-direk

4: "Musicians Are a Single Family": Critical Discourse in Music under Baby Doc Duvalier

5: "Watch Out for Them!": Dechoukaj and Its Aftermath

Epilogue: "Carnival of Hope"

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Discography

Interviews

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226032924
Author:
Averill, Gage
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Power (Social sciences) -- Haiti -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Power
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Popular music -- Haiti -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Power (Social sciences) - Haiti - History -
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Series Volume:
246
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones, 2 line drawings
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and expressive music has been one of the most highly charged instruments in this struggle—one in which power, politics, and resistance are inextricably fused.

Averill explores such diverse genres as Haitian jazz, troubadour traditions, Vodou-jazz, konpa, mini-djaz, new generation, and roots music. He examines the complex interaction of music with power in contexts such as honorific rituals, sponsored street celebrations, Carnival, and social movements that span the political spectrum.

With firsthand accounts by musicians, photos, song texts, and ethnographic descriptions, this book explores the profound manifestations of power and song in the day-to-day efforts of ordinary Haitians to rise above political repression.

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