Interview with Frantz "Kiki" Wainwright
From - UM Libraries on September 19th, 2013
Interview with Frantz "Kiki" Wainwright, a Haitian playwright, singer, actor, and dancer involved with Sosyete Koukouy in Miami. Born in Haiti, Wainwright began his acting career in Port-au-Prince before moving to New York, and eventually Miami. In 1985, he and Jan Mapou founded the Miami chapter of Sosyete Koukouy, a group dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States. He has acted in many plays with the Sosyete Koukouy, including the first adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Antigone into Kreyol. He helped form the band Ayabonmbe and has recorded with Les Shleu Shleu, but his primary musical focus is engage, engaged political music. In this interview, Wainwright discusses his career as an actor, musician, and writer. He explains the political nature of his music, and his work with Sosyete Koukouy, including a performance of Jacques Roumain’s "Masters of the Dew."