Jamaican deejays inna Babylon : notes d’une oraliture postcoloniale

Résumé : The notes gathered in this article constitute an essay of “cultural hermeneutics” whose object is the mode of expression embodied by different generations of Jamaican deejays. Central characters of the artistic scene, the latter have created a form of oral scansion whose notes are more musical than literary. Neither singers, nor simple declaimers of texts, the deejays are the actors of an oraliture where the pulsation of the Jamaican street is inscribed. A pulsation whose strength is composed with what they are accustomed to call “Babylon”. In their idea, this signifier of biblical origin makes the link between the exodus of the “black people” held captive in foreign lands, and the different expressions of this (post)colonial domination whose control over everyday life would have mutated without ever ceasing.
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Le Portique : Revue de Philosophie et de sciences Humaines, Strasbourg : Le Portique, 2017, Le postcolonialisme, pp.199-215. 〈https://journals.openedition.org/leportique/〉
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Jérôme Beauchez. Jamaican deejays inna Babylon : notes d’une oraliture postcoloniale. Le Portique : Revue de Philosophie et de sciences Humaines, Strasbourg : Le Portique, 2017, Le postcolonialisme, pp.199-215. 〈https://journals.openedition.org/leportique/〉. 〈halshs-01802117〉

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