Mimerose Beaubrun

Mimerose P. "Manzè" Beaubrun (born November 13, 1956) is a Haitian musician and writer.

Born Mimerose Pierre[1] in Ouanaminthe, she received a diploma in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Université d'État d'Haiti.[2] Beaubrun is one of the lead singers and a founding member of the rasin band Boukman Eksperyans. She is married to another founding member, Theodore Beaubrun, a member of a notable family of Haitian entertainers.[3][4] The couple have two children: Laura and Paul.[5]

She promotes Haitian culture,[6] including Haitian Vodou, and has extensively researched the system of communal living known as lakou.[7] Beaubrun is a mambo, or Vodou priestess.

She is the author of Nan Dòmi, récit d'une initiation vodou (2011), translated into English as Nan Dòmi: An Initiate’s Journey into Haitian Vodou (2013).[8] She is also co-author of the 1998 book Livre ouvert sur le développement endogène d’Haïti, translated into English as Open Book on the Endogenous Development of Haiti.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beaubrun, Mimerose “Manzè” (1956– ). Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography. 2016. ISBN 9780199935796.
  2. ^ Then, Haiti; Now. ""Haiti: Then and Now" (HTN)". Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  3. ^ "The Beaubruns: Haiti's First Family of Entertainment". Kreyolicious.com. 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  4. ^ "Lolo Beaubrun: A Voice Of Hope In Haiti". NPR.
  5. ^ "The Beaubruns: Haiti's First Family of Entertainment". Kreyolicious.com. 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  6. ^ "Mimerose P. Beaubrun". www.ventsdailleurs.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  7. ^ "The Lakou System: A Cultural, Ecological Analysis of Mothering in Rural Haiti" (PDF). wiseop-ayiti.org. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  8. ^ "Nan Dòmi: An Initiate's Journey into Haitian Vodou by Mimerose P. Beaubrun". Literature Today. November 2014.
  9. ^ "Mimerose Beaubrun". Miami Book Fair.