Imagining an Afro-Creole Nation: Eugène Mona's Music in Martinique of the 1980s

Cyrille, Dominique
September 2006
Latin American Music Review;
This article argues that the corpus of songs and instrumental pieces created by musician Eugène Mona in the mid-1970s are metaphors for his view of the Creole Martinican identity. It describes some of the Martinican repertoires of traditional music and storytelling and identifies a few basic rules followed by local singers and storytellers when they renew their repertoire. It compares Mona's compositions to traditional pieces and highlights the influence of his art on the Martinican tradition.


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