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The Politics and Music of Haiti’s Protests


Oct 29 2019


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Politics and Music of Haiti’s Protests

The Politics and Music of Haiti’s Protests

A Conversation with Richard Morse

Join us for a conversation with Richard Morse, the leader of the legendary Haitian group RAM, to discuss the current protest movements in Haiti and the role of music in politics within the country. The conversation will be moderated by Duke’s Laurent Dubois and Jacques Pierre.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Duke University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University.


Richard Auguste Morse

Richard Auguste Morse is a Puerto-Rican-born, Haitian-American musician and hotel manager currently residing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Morse runs the famous Hotel Oloffson and is the founder of a mizik rasin band, RAM, named after his initials. Bio Oct 2019...

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Laurent Dubois

Duke University

Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of six books, including…...

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Jacques Pierre

Duke University

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.…...

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