Sesenne Descartes

Marie Selipha “Sesenne” Descartes

Sesenne Descartes is the grand dame of St Lucian folk culture.  A chantwelle of extraordinary talent, Sesenne captivated the imagination of all who heard her and as a result she was a central figure in the revival of the folk song and dance traditions of St Lucia that had threatened to fade into obscurity. 'Today Sesenne's influence has filtered through and inspired the recent achievement of two...

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