Catching folky pop with an Haitian edge
Mélissa Laveaux revisits brilliantly the Haitian directory of 1920s folk songs, pastoral hymns and Vaudoos or Christian hymns, mixing the modernity of the afro-beat and the indie rock with the tradition of the Haitian music and dance.
“Most exiting music of 2018” BBC Culture
“A Lilting, joyful record” The Guardian
“A seductive, original piece of work” The Observer “Mélissa Laveaux has created something totally unforgettable with Radyo Siwèl.” AFROPUNK
“It’s a richly evocative album that is impossible to sit still to and confirms Laveaux as a unique talent.” Drowned In Sound
“A cheery, Caribbean-tinged anthem which draws on her Haitian roots gracefully” Notion Magazine
“There’s a beautifully bright sway to Mélissa Laveaux’s new track that instantly grips… crafting something both tender and tremendous” Gold Flake Paint