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Cécile McLorin Salvant – Mélusine

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  • Follow-Up to 2022's Critically Acclaimed Ghost Song!

    Sung in French, Occitan, English & Haitian Creole!

    Cécile McLorin Salvant's album Mélusine features a mix of five originals and interpretations of nine songs, dating as far back as the twelfth century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl, that tell the folk tale of Mélusine, a woman who turns into a half-snake each Saturday after a childhood curse by her mother. Mélusine agrees to marry Raymondin on the condition that he never see her on Saturdays. He agrees but is later convinced by his brother to break his promise, piercing his wife's door with a sword and finding her naked in the bath, half snake, half woman. When she catches him spying on her, she turns into a dragon and flies away, only to reappear every time one of her descendants is on their deathbed.

    Salvant, whose parents are French and Haitian, says Mélusine is also "partly about that feeling of being a hybrid, a mixture of different cultures, which I've experienced not only as the American-born child of two first generation immigrants, but as someone raised in a family that is racially mixed, from several different countries, with different languages spoken in the home."

  • Artist: Cécile McLorin Salvant
    Label: Nonesuch
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: Germany
    Genre: Jazz
  • A1 Est-Ce Ainsi Que Les Hommes Vivent ?
    A2 La Route Enchantée
    A3 Il M'A Vue Nue
    A4 Dites Moi Que Je Suis Belle
    A5 Doudou
    B1 Petite Musique Terrienne
    B2 Aida
    B3 Mélusine
    B4 Wedo
    B5 D'Un Feu Secret
    B6 Le Temps Est Assassin
    B7 Fenestra
    B8 Domna N'Almucs
    B9 Dame Iseut