Nan Fon Bwa by Amos Coulanges

Etude No 1 by Franco Margola (1908-1992)

Amos Coulanges was proclaimed sensation of the Guitar Festival in Martinique (E Caribbean) at the early age of 18. That’s what prompted this self taught Haïtian guitarist to study music in Canada and then in Europe with people like Oscar Ghiglia in Italy and Javier Quevedo in Paris. He then allowed himselft to go back to his roots by preparing a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology relating to music in Haïti.
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Merengue by Frantz Casseus

Merengue by Frantz Casseus (1915–1993)

Frantz Casseus 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. As part of these efforts, Ribot edited a collection of Casseus’ solo guitar compositions, and performed those same pieces on a CD issued in 1993.
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