Remembering Toussaint Louverture through Jazz, Blues, and Hip-Hop

On the two hundred and eightieth anniversary of his birth, Toussaint Louverture continues to fascinate and captivate the world. In addition to the official tribute ceremonies held in various locations, a recent album invites us to celebrate the genius of this iconic figure in the Black struggle against slavery and colonization through the power of music.

Black music undeniably represents a vital part of the tree of freedom. The rhythms that emerge from the oppression and redemption of Afro-descendant peoples are as deep and untamable as the roots that give them life. It is from these extraordinary resources that the American-French duo Sorg & Napoléon Maddox drew inspiration to cultivate a musical project that pays homage to the remarkable life of Toussaint Louverture, who was born on May 20, 1743.

From this creative surge emerged an album dedicated entirely to the precu


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