AN EVENING WITH MANNO CHARLEMAGNE (In honor of Haitian Flag Day)
7:30 pm - FILM (In French with NO subtitles)
DANS LE GUEULE DU CROCODILE, Un Portrait de Manno Charlemagne
(In the Jaws of the Crocodile, a portrait of Manno Charlemagne)
Dirs. Catherine Larivain & Lucie Ouimet, 1998, 52 min.
- A film portrait of Manno Charlemagne, activist poet and singer who resisted Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier during his brutal, corrupt reign and later became the Mayor of Port-au-Prince.
8:30 pm - MANNO CHARLEMAGNE LIVE!
"Manno, he's just got a heartbreakingly beautiful, fantastically communicative voice. Had Manno not been this guy - who, for whatever reasons, channeled his art into the circumstances of the people - Manno would be as famous as anybody..." [says filmmaker Jonathan] Demme. Demme and others gathered international support and offered Charlemagne refuge in Miami. During that stretch, Charlemagne wrote some of his most haunting music, like "La Fimen," or "The Smoke." - NPR
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