If New Orleans is the birthplace of blues and jazz, Congo Square is clearly its birthplace. On this square located at the back of the capital of Louisiana, the African slaves used to gather to sing, dance, trade and pray since the 18th century. It is this mythical place of African-American culture, where rhythms, music and choreography were born, which is the source of inspiration for many of today's American artists and musical currents, that the author retraces, at the end of patient research, two hundred and fifty years of history, linked to that of a people who knew how to preserve their cultural identity despite extremely difficult living conditions. Nowadays, Congo Square has become a symbol of the resistance and permanence of a culture coming from Black Africa and the Caribbean, and is the origin of prestigious jazz festivals. The book was unanimously acclaimed by the press upon its release in the United States.