Haitian Culture And Dance

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Haitian Culture And Dance

Questions are based on the assigned reading "To Carry the Dance of the People Beyond" by Jean Leon Destine, Lavinia Williams and Danse Folklorique Haitienne and class lecture.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the 1940's, it was believed that the two main issues needing to be addressed in the context of inter-American affairs were (pp. 154-155):
    • A. 

      The insignificant population of Indigenous natives in America and the struggles and achievements proved to be a success of Pan-Americanism and race relations in America

    • B. 

      The impact of the Great Depression in Midwest America and the need for creating schools to improve economic success for families who were negatively affected

    • C. 

      The significant amount of African descended peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean and the struggles and achievements proved to be a success of Pan-Americanism and race relations in America

    • D. 

      The importance of women leading political roles in America and the need for programs that will improve relations between gender groups

  • 2. 
    Middle and upper-class travelers were often intrigued by the [Blank] and [Blank] idea of Haiti (p.155).
  • 3. 
    Haitian folkloric dance served the purpose of constructing a perception of an authentic Haitian cultural identity that attempted to force the Haitian aristocracy to recognize the sacred and secular contributions of the black masses to the formation of the nation and include them in the economic and political decision-making of the state (pp.155-156).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The dance represented by the lwa (loa) named Baron Guede Samedi which is often danced with a cane is called (class lecture):
    • A. 

      Yanvalou

    • B. 

      Kongo

    • C. 

      Ogou

    • D. 

      Banda

  • 5. 
    The emerging popularity of Haitian dance, music, and painting attracted curious tourists and artists and helped decline Haitian cultural production and consumption (p.157).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Popular dances in Haiti became the representation of national culture and identity, while religious rituals perpetuated notions of Haitians [Blank] and cultural [Blank] (p.161).
  • 7. 
    This is the Haitian dance performed for the lwa (loa) Ogou
  • 8. 
    What is the name of this dance (class activity)? [Blank]
  • 9. 
    On pages 155-156 the Millery Polyne delineates 3 purposes of Haitian folkloric dance that, in summary, "operated as a vehicle to articulate Haiti's right to participate in inter-American and global affairs (p. 156). Polyne's analysis is an example of people using dance to  provide/offer solutions to issues stemming from
    • A. 

      Identity politics

    • B. 

      Political, cultural, and economic relations

    • C. 

      Race, gender, and culture

    • D. 

      Educational, spiritual and political issues

  • 10. 
    On page 155 Polyne argues that research and conversations regarding the "anthropological imagination" were a part of a larger colonial discourse. What does " colonial discourse" mean in this context? 
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