Frantz Casseus

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Frantz Casseus (1915–1993) was a Haitian guitarist and composer.

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. Casseus was also an early guitar teacher to the musician Marc Ribot, who has played a significant role in preserving Casseus' musical legacy.[1] As part of these efforts, Ribot edited a collection of Casseus' solo guitar compositions,[2] and performed those same pieces on a CD issued in 1993.[3]


  1. ^ Ribot, Marc. "Frantz Casseus", BOMB Magazine, Winter, 2003.
  2. ^ Ribot, Marc (2003). The complete works of Frantz Casséus, Tuscany Publications.
  3. ^ Ribot, Marc (1993). Marc Ribot Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus [CD]. Brussels: Les Disques du Crepuscule.


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