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Jacques Coursil

Jacques Coursil was born in Paris in 1938, his parents were from Fort de France, Martinique, and he received his musical and other schooling in the French capital. Between 1958 and 1961 he travelled in West Africa during its decolonization, and enjoyed a long stay in Dakar where he was given a welcome by the entourage of Léopold Sédar Senghor. On his return to France he taught literature and continued his musical training.

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