Epizòd # 3 of our podcast is up! I went on a quest to learn little known stories about Haiti, so I found amazing Haitian scholars and thinkers and ask them to share a favorite anecdote of theirs. Now i’m inviting you to come learn with me.
Dr. Naomi Andre, historical musicologist, tells us the story of the first opera by a Black American composer to be performed by a major opera company in the USA. This opera told the story of Jean Jacques Dessalines. She also sheds some light on some of the highs and lows of the realities of Blackness in the context of opera today.