CANCELLED EVENT: Andrei Pesic (French)
"The Jealous Lover on Easter: Music and Religion in Haiti, 1765-1789"
The French colonists of Saint-Domingue (Haiti) created many institutions to stay up to date with the entertainments of Paris. One of these was playing concerts during religious holidays in imitation of the Parisian Concert spirituel. But the short-lived colonial concerts quickly diverged from the metropolitan ones, revealing under-examined structures of religious constraint and commercial forces in the brutal slave society of pre-revolutionary Haiti.
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