Manno Charlemagne

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Charlemagne in September 1994

Manno (Emmanuel) Charlemagne (1948 – 10 December 2017) was a Haitian political folk singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist, political activist and politician. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lived abroad in exile twice, both during the 1980s and again during the years 1991-1994, when the country was ruled by a military junta led by Raoul Cédras.

Charlemagne took up guitar and singing at the age of 16 and by 1968 formed a band named Les Remarquables. He later started a twoubadou band named Les Trouvères with Marco Jeanty.[1]

In 1995, Charlemagne was elected mayor of Port-au-Prince after running as an independent candidate. He served as mayor until 1999.

Charlemagne died in Miami Beach, Florida of laryngeal cancer on 10 December 2017 at the age of 69.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Averill, Gage (2008-04-15). A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226032931.
  2. Manno Charlemagne passed away