Mélissa Laveaux’s most recent album ‘Radyo Siwèl’ reclaims the Ottawa-born, Paris-based songwriter’s Haitian roots with a collection of native folk spirituals. The number of influences she channels – psych rock, calypso, folk pop, and punk – would be considered dazzling if they didn’t manifest themselves in such deft, understated fashion. Laveaux’s work brims with defiance, cheekiness, and pride, reconnecting lost traditions into new cultural, mythological and lingual narratives.
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