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The Konpa President’s Government on Parade

Rebecca Dirksen

in After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190928056
eISBN:
9780190928094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928056.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Returning focus to the political realm, this chapter demonstrates how Martelly campaigned on a populist platform and used his musical skills to guide his path to office by employing polemics and a ... More


Ti Lili and Nèg Bannann nan (The Banana Man)

Rebecca Dirksen

in After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190928056
eISBN:
9780190928094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928056.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes an unlikely saga that occurred while President Martelly was still in office: he released a song for carnival 2016 that ridiculed respected radio journalist Liliane Pierre Paul, ... More


Mixed Modes and Performance Codes of Political Demonstrations and Carnival

Rebecca Dirksen

in After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190928056
eISBN:
9780190928094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928056.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Popular singer Sweet Micky (Michel Martelly) became Haiti’s president in 2011 after a controversial election cycle. Port-au-Prince in late 2010 was overwhelmed with political demonstrations ... More


Who Owns U.S. Aid to Haiti?

Robert Maguire

in Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062266
eISBN:
9780813051987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062266.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Who Owns U.S. Aid to Haiti?” traces the decades-long failure of U.S. foreign aid to Haiti to alleviate poverty and achieve sustained and equitable development and economic growth. Specifically, the ... More


Elections: (In the Time of Cholera)

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Haiti's national elections held on November 28, 2010. Fraud was rampant during the elections. Local authorities intimidated, committed violence, stuffed voting urns, and faked ... More


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