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"Return to My Native Land"Vodou Jazz in Post-Occupation Haiti

@inproceedings{Barson2017ReturnTM,
  title={"Return to My Native Land"Vodou Jazz in Post-Occupation Haiti},
  author={Benjamin Barson},
  year={2017}
}
The United States marines occupied Haiti from 1915 - 1934. During the occupation, US marines helped introduce and popularize jazz music to Haitian youth. By the 1930s, several Haitian jazz groups took root, often intermixing the imported American form with folkloric garb, songs deriving from the vodou cultures, and gestures to the anti-occupation indigenisme movement. In Caribbean countries (not unlike the United States), music often assumes what Gerard Behauge has called “counterhegemonic… CONTINUE READING