Haití: Tren jóvenes guitarristas en Homenaje a Frantz Casseus
- Viernes, 13 de enero 2012 10:29
Escrito por P. Jaunay
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haití (defend.ht) - Un nuevo programa llamado Programa de Frantz Casseus jóvenes guitarristas se lanzó el viernes en honor del padre del guitarrista clásico haitiana, Frantz Casseus (1915-1993) y para que los jóvenes entrenados en tocar la guitarra.
Made possible through the collaboration of Haitian Music Company, Caracol and the Holy Trinity Music School, the program has been designed at the initiative of guitarist Marc Ribot.
Marc Ribot is a musician of international renown, very active on the New York scene and known for its virtuosity and eclecticism. In thirty-year career, he produced 19 albums to his name (including an album devoted to the works of Haitian guitarist Frantz Casséus) and with countless musicians featured in different registers, such as Tom Waits, Marianne Faithful, Caetano Veloso or Alain Bashung.
In memory of Casséus Frantz, who had been his professor of classical guitar, he wanted to create a program in Haiti Haitian young guitarists through the Haitian Music Company.
Founded in the early 90s, New Jersey, by Mrs. Harriet Ribot, Marc's mother and close friend of Frantz Casséus, the company Haitian Music aims to release the compositions and preserve the cultural heritage of the Haitian composer and guitarist Frantz Casséus classic. To this end, it tries to print the works of Frantz Casséus and make them accessible to classical guitarists from around the world (the new collection of complete works of Frantz Casséus published by Chanterelle is expected for 2012). Although it is not a non-profit entity, the company supports the efforts Haitian Music disclosure of the music of Franz Casséus and, more generally, to preserve the musical heritage linked to the Haitian classical guitar, in Haiti and around the world.
Frantz Casséus program for young guitarists and intends to support the teaching of the classical guitar for young Haitians and keeping alive the memory of Franz Casséus.
Considered the father of Haitian classical guitar, which he disclosed the directory on the international scene, Casséus Frantz was born in Port-au-Prince in 1915. He learned the guitar by himself and then adjusts the various voodoo rhythms to play the guitar. After playing in Haiti and Latin America in 1941, he made his New York debut in 1951: he was the first black artist to play the classical guitar at Carnegie Hall in 1956. It is also known to have accompanied Harry Belafonte for some years, and for composing the song for him "Mesi Bondy" which has been repeatedly. He died in the United States in June 1993.
The program that bears his name will begin Monday, January 9, 2012. It is hosted by Holy Trinity Music School, which is also involved in its implementation by providing space, part of the equipment and the costs of coordination.
For 3 years, the program supports 30 children in learning the classical guitar, children of primary school children from Holy Trinity and the public schools of the city.
Caracoli ensures coordination among Haitian Music Company and the School of Music of Holy Trinity.
The program Frantz Casséus for young guitarists will be inaugurated in Haiti Holy Trinity School (back yard of Holy Trinity Cathedral, 103 angle cobbled streets and Mgr. Guilloux) Friday, January 13, 2011 at 11:30.
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