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.
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- 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.
- Manno Charlemagne passed away