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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Amedee Barre

Composer Amedee Barre Photo courtesy of Romuald Grimbert-Barre

Composer Amedee Barre was born on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in 1904. And, even though his official occupation was as a justice court clerk, many saw him as a true musician at heart. He was a mandolin virtuoso, a violin teacher, and performer who composed Creole songs. On today's show, hear Barre's grandsons, the Grimbert-Barre Trio, play a set of his Creole songs at a concert presented by the Colour of Music Festival.

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