Struggling to be Creole: A Case Study of Musical Contextualization in the French Caribbean Evangelical Churches

  • Ruth Labeth

Abstract

“Neither Europeans, nor Africans, nor Asians, we proclaim ourselves Creoles” (Bernabe 1993, 75).
This famous claim of the Creolists1 is a useful way to begin any critical discourse in the field of
creole identities. African slaves, European colonizers, and Indian and Chinese free workers have
all shaped a plural and multiracial society in which descendants of slaves and their owners, the
colonized peoples and the colonizers, share the same geographical space: the Caribbean
archipelago.

Published
2022-04-20
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