A sketch map of Saint-Domingue, a French colony in the Caribbean from 1659-1890. Following a revolution by enslaved Africans, the territory was declared the Republic of Haiti.
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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 1
Circa 1795: Lithograph of Haitian general Francois Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture, whose heroic stand against French rule thwarted Napoleon's ambition for a North American empire.
Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 2
The 2020 Krewe du Kanaval celebration in New Orleans: Paul Beaubrun (left), Preservation Hall Jazz Band (top right), members of the Haitian collective Lakou Mizik.
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