Although born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he spent most of his adult life in the United States. His music maintained a focus on Haitian folk forms, which he incorporated into his recordings and his published compositions. Casséus was a frequent collaborator with Harry Belafonte who recorded his song "Merci Bon Dieu". Between 1953 and 1969, Casseus recorded three albums for Smithsonian Folkways.
Casseus was also an early guitar teacher to the musician Marc Ribot, who has played a significant role in preserving Casséus' musical legacy. As part of these efforts, Ribot edited a collection of Casséus' solo guitar compositions, and performed those same pieces on a CD issued in 1993.
- Ribot, Marc. "Frantz Casseus", BOMB Magazine, Winter, 2003.
- Ribot, Marc (2003). The Complete Works of Frantz Casséus, Tuscany Publications.
- Ribot, Marc (1993). Marc Ribot Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus [CD]. Brussels: Les Disques du Crepuscule.
- Haitian Folks Songs Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (1953); duets with singer Lolita Cuevas
- Haitian Dances Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (1954); solo guitar
- Haitiana Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (Afro-Carib) (1969); duets with singer Barbara Perlow
- Marc Ribot Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus, Les Disques du Crépuscule (1993); solo guitar pieces performed by Marc Ribot
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