Guadeloupe, Senegal: Remembering Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Jean-Claude Halley of Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Ardent defendor of human rights and engaged abolitionist, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges was the first composer of African ancestry of classical music to the court of Louis XVth in France and a reputed invincible fencer. At the end of 2006, for Mozart's bicentennial and [Leopold Sédar] Senghor‘s centennial, Senegal celebrated Saint-Georges … with concerts on the island of Gorée and in the cathedral of Dakar.” 

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