Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Josephine Baker Haiti

I have recently received a copy of the catalogue of Edward Burra's jazz collection held in the Tate London. One of the sides which the Tate have on 78 is Josephine Baker's Haiti/C'Est Lai on Columbia. The song is from the film Zou Zou which was released in late 1934. We can only speculate whether Lowry knew the film but Lowry did travel to Haiti in 1946 - Haiti - "where what goes on is simple nature and scenery" La Mordida

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