Anjeliko, Anjeliko, ale kay manman ou, Song made famous during US Occupation of Haiti
This song that is still popular today in Haiti, Anjeliko, Anjeliko, ale kay manman ou, became famous during US Occupation of Haiti of 1915.
Haitians Resentment of 19-Year U.S. Occupation
Although Haiti won independence in 1804, by 1908 the island had collapsed under dire economic and political influences. Out of control military factions battled for power.
In 1915, the U.S. Occupation brought stability to Haiti. Initially Haitians accepted it, but grew resentful of America's absolute control in time.
When America's Great Depression hit, they could no longer afford the Occupation and left in 1934. A few American diplomats remained to protect U.S. investments