$40.00 – $60.00
(20,000 B.C to October 17, 1806)
The opening piece of CD#1 “Nèg Nwa bay Nèg tout koulè toupatou” (“Black” humans begat humanity of all «shades», everywhere) sets the stage with an overview of the earliest known human civilizations in Africa, Australia, the Americas and Eurasia.
Jafrikayiti guides us along the violent interactions among Africans and Europeans which eventually led to the tragic experience of forced co-habitation in the Americas, genocide of the Tainos of Haiti and establishment of the slave colony of Santo Domingo.
CDs 2&3 cover the Haitian Revolution, from the early maroon revolts, the rule of military genius Toussaint Louverture, his demise, the continued struggle for freedom, the ultimate victory of African troops over Napoleon’s expedition (Battle of Vertières), and the January 1, 1804 Proclamation of the Republic of Haiti by abolitionist leader and founder Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
CD#4 covers the entire rule of Dessalines, from the Governor General’s admonition to his liberated people on January 1, 1804 to the tragic assassination of Emperor Jacques I, followed by the heroic actions of Marie Sainte Dédé Bazile (Défilé), on October 17, 1806.