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Morning Song – J’ai Deux Amours

May 15, 2017

Josephine Baker was the first world-famous Black entertainer and movie star. Her refusal to perform for segregated audiences in the US led her to a life in Paris where her rendition of “J’ai Deux Amours” (“J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris/I have two loves, my country and Paris”) became an unofficial anthem for expatriate Americans…as well as being about as bold a public statement as was possible of her bisexuality for a woman in the mid-20th century.

 

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