Lovely Haitian instrumental folk guitar music from 1954 by Frantz Casseus

This friend of a friend on Facebook just posted that this dude is his great-uncle, which then reminded me that this highly nifty record exists!

It also reminds me that I need to finish unpacking my records so that I can dig this out.

I bought a fabulous reissue of this Folkways 10" late last summer, listened to it a few times, then packed it away for my move. I seriously need motivation for things like that (unpacking).

How beautiful is this music? Here are the details on the reissue.

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Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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