BélO with Jacques Pierre
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In Conversation with Jacques Pierre
Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Haitian composer and guitarist Jean Bélony Murat, known by his stage name BélO, and Jacques Pierre (Duke Romance Studies and co-director of the Duke Haiti Lab). The conversation will be in English and Haitian Creole.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Jean Bélony Murat, known by his stage name Bélo, is a Haitian composer and guitarist. His first album Lakou trankil (Quiet Streets) is treasured by Haitians because the songs explain and reflect the problems the country faces. Bélo is popular in Europe and Africa, where he won the Discovery RFI…...Read More
Jacques Pierre was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. He studied Haitian Creole and French Applied Linguistics at the State University of Haiti. He is currently a Lecturing Fellow in French, Haitian Creole and Culture in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University and Core Affiliated Faculty in the Haiti Lab.…...Read More