Friday, Oct 11, 2019 12 AM

Le Kèr Creole (The Creole Heart): Runaway Slaves, Music, and Memory in Louisiana

Le Kèr Creole (The Creole Heart): Runaway Slaves, Music, andMemory in Louisiana The CabildoOctober 11, 2019Le Kèr Creole (The Creole Heart): Runaway Slaves, Music, and Memory in Louisiana follows the story of Juan San Malo, the leader of a runaway slavecommunity in 1780s, to share the story of Louisiana Creole language andmusic. Photography by Bruce Sunpie Barnes; lithophanes and paintings by Francis X. Pavy; archival images, maps, and artifacts from the LouisianaState Museum; an interactive altar; and Creole music written and arranged by Bruce Sunpie Barnes and Leroy Etienne explores the legacy of a language created out of resistance. This multimedia exhibit is based on the book and CD Le Kér Creole: Creole Compositions and Stories from Louisiana, acollaborative musical ethnography produced by the Neighborhood Story Project, L’Union Creole, and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and published by the University of New Orleans Press.