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  1. Durand's inspiration for the poem was a marabou woman named Marie Noel Belizaire—nicknamed Choucoune—who ran a restaurant in Cap-Haïtien. She met Durand, and the two had a romantic liaison. In the poem, Choucoune deserts the poet for a Frenchman's favors.
  2. The poem Choucoune was written in by Oswald Durand (), who in addition to his literary talents was a time-serving politician. Written originally in Creole, it was set to music by Michel Mauleart Monton. According to the American-Haitian doctor, Louis J. Auguste in The story of Choucoune: "Choucoune was a real person.
  3. Sep 24,  · Choucoune was an instant success both in Haiti and abroad. Later on, it was prominently featured during the festivities that marked the celebration of the Bicentennial of Port-au-Prince, in Then Haiti was the main tourist attraction of the Caribbean. The noted visitors of the island included celebrities like Marian Anderson, Harry.
  4. a Haitian exile in Cuba. This sweet little Haitian song began life as a poem written by Oswald Durand in It is said that Durand wrote the poem while jailed for criticizing political leaders in Cap-Haitien. Inspired by a lovely bird that lit on his cell window he was reminded of a girl, one Marie Noel Belizaire, whom he had met and admired.
  5. Choucoune was an instant success both in Haiti and abroad. Later on, it was prominently featured during the festivities that marked the celebration of the Bicentennial of Port-au-Prince, in At that time, Haiti was the main tourist attraction of the Caribbean.
  6. "Choucoune" (Haitian Creole: Choukoun) is a 19th century Haitian song composed by Michel Mauleart Monton with lyrics from a poem by Oswald Durand. It was rewritten with English lyrics in the 20th century as "Yellow Bird.".
  7. Believe it or not, Choucoune was a real person. Her real name was Marie Noel Belizaire. She was born in the Village of La-Plaine-du-Nord in the year Although her parents are not commonly known, it is reported that frapununpatingso.niipropkingbemetothefiloroluking.coire had two sisters.

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