FCS195H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Quintette Du Hot Club De France, Édith Piaf, Django Reinhardt

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Paris by night music and the expatriates. Black paris = period of immigration with an african-american presence. Law in the usa was not favourable for blacks and they came to france because they were more accepted. During ww1 the usa sent troops over and some soldiers did not want to go back home after they experienced life in france. Although discrimination still existed in paris, they were not persecuted as much. Bricktop (ada smith) and augusta savage were artists that went to paris to practice their art. African-americans were viewed as exotic by the french. Born in usa and went to paris to continue her career. Plaid with the idea of primitively and jungle themes. She wore a banana skirt to play on the ideas of how people viewed blacks as primitive . Expatriates: african-american people who decided to stay in paris.

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