I had to do a double take when I popped the CD in my PowerBook this evening. Track 11 on the Santana compilation CD _Abraxis_ is called _Toussaint L’Ouverture_! I had no idea. A quick check on “Google”:www.google.com turned up “this reference”:http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,1134518,00.html: “In the 1970s rock band Santana dedicated half a triple album to L’Ouverture.” Unfortunately, I couldn’t track down any more information this evening. Does anyone know if there’s more to the story?
Prompted by a request from a reader, I discovered the “Haiti-Reference page”:www.haiti-reference.info. The site is in French and it has a wealth of information, including the text of Toussaint’s Constitution of 1801 –Haiti-Reference:Constitution de 1801