A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)

A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)

Gage Averill


The historical past of Haiti through the 20th century has been marked by means of oppression by the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. yet set in contrast "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a background of resistance, and occasionally of triumph. With prepared cultural and old wisdom, Gage Averill exhibits that Haiti's bright and expressive tune has been essentially the most hugely charged tools during this struggle—one within which energy, politics, and resistance are inextricably fused.

Averill explores such different genres as Haitian jazz, troubadour traditions, Vodou-jazz, konpa, mini-djaz, new new release, and roots song. He examines the complicated interplay of tune with strength in contexts reminiscent of honorific rituals, backed road celebrations, Carnival, and social routine that span the political spectrum.

With firsthand money owed via musicians, images, music texts, and ethnographic descriptions, this e-book explores the profound manifestations of strength and track within the daily efforts of standard Haitians to upward thrust above political repression.

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