The Importance of Spoken Words in The Caribbean-A Haitian-American Woman’s Experience

The Importance of Spoken Words in The Caribbean-A Haitian-American Woman's Experience 1

Of Haitian parentage, Beauvery was born in the United States. Growing up in Brooklyn, she was surrounded by the lilt of Creole; the language was very much a part of her everyday experience. Her new spoken-word CD, “My Grandmother’s Tongue”, which the video highlights, depicts her experience as a Haitian-American woman. She talks to Global Voices about her inspiration for the project, the importance of oral tradition, Haitian culture and the close-knit community that is the Haitian diaspora.

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