Poesie de la Negritude: Léon Damas Reads Selected Poems from Pigments, Graffiti, Black Label, and Nevralgies

Léon-Gontran Damas FW09924 / FL 9924

As a reaction to the global domination and colonization by the Western world, La Negritude, a literary movement of black intellectuals in Francophone countries, was responsible for the production of many outstanding oeuvres. A prominent figure in the movement (along with Aimé Césaire and Leopold Senghor), the French-Guianese journalist and politician Léon Damas, shares (in French) several selections from his sizable anthology.

Year Released 1967
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1967 Folkways Records

Genre(s) African American Spoken; Poetry
Country(s) French Guiana
Subject(s) Literature; Poetry; Spoken word

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101 A la Memoire de George Misaine - Pigments Léon-Gontran Damas 0:54
102 Est des Nuits, Il - Pigments Léon-Gontran Damas 0:49
103 Le Vent - Pigments Léon-Gontran Damas 0:38
104 Si Souvent - Pigments Léon-Gontran Damas 0:28
105 Shine - Pigments Léon-Gontran Damas 0:57
106 Savoir-Vivre - Pigments Léon-Gontran Damas 0:36
107 Malgré les Sarcasmes - Graffiti Léon-Gontran Damas 0:34
108 Elle S'en Vint - Graffiti Léon-Gontran Damas 0:18
109 Je Ne Sais en Vérité - Graffiti Léon-Gontran Damas 0:23
110 Vous Dont les Ricanements - Graffiti Léon-Gontran Damas 1:02
111 Toute a ce Besoin d'Évasion - Graffiti Léon-Gontran Damas 0:59
112 N'est Pas de Midi Qui Tienne, Il - Graffiti Léon-Gontran Damas 0:34
113 Et Voici - Nevralgies Léon-Gontran Damas 0:55
114 Ne Pouvait Venir, Il - Nevralgies Léon-Gontran Damas 0:36
115 Tu M'as Dit - Nevralgies Léon-Gontran Damas 1:43
116 Foi de Marron - Nevralgies Léon-Gontran Damas 2:39
201 Tu Étais au Bar - Black Label Léon-Gontran Damas 10:44
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