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 by contrast "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a background of resistance, and infrequently of triumph. With prepared cultural and historic understanding, Gage Averill exhibits that Haiti's brilliant and expressive tune has been probably the most hugely charged tools during this struggle—one during which strength, politics, and resistance are inextricably fused.

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

With firsthand debts by means of musicians, pictures, tune texts, and ethnographic descriptions, this e-book explores the profound manifestations of strength and music within the daily efforts of normal Haitians to upward thrust above political repression.

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