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Mélissa Laveaux
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Biography

After the releasing the exquisite Radyo Siwèl in 2018, Mélissa Laveaux has returned with a fourth studio album : Mama Forgot Her Name Was Miracle: a spiritual, poetic and highly emancipatory disc. If the rituals and models we have inherited are sometimes lacking, outdated or perhaps even evolving backwards, we are free to innovate, to defect!

In Mama Forgot Her Name Was Miracle, Mélissa Laveaux rewilds the lullaby by summoning powerful voices from the ether, from another time, from Audre Lorde to the Goddess Lilith, to create a very novel pantheon of mythologies.

Alternative. Modern. Subversive. Re-imagining the space occupied by legends means to effect change in the present.

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Awards & Recognition

Nominated on the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List (Radyo Siwèl)

Press Quotes

A seductive, original piece of work.

The Guardian

Avec son troisième album, « Radyo Siwèl » […] la Montréalaise d’origine Mélissa Laveaux tourne la page, livrant rien de moins qu’un disque d’exception.

Philippe Renaud, Le Devoir

Voilà ce qu’est Radyo Siwèl : un dialogue à trois bandes entre l’Amérique, l’Europe et les Caraïbes africaines, entre les trois identités d’une chanteuse trentenaire au feeling dingue qui se réinvente encore, toujours plus singulière, toujours plus irrésistible.

Télérama

L’album, intitulé Radyo Siwèl, en est un fait de joie et d’orchestrations fabuleuses où la chanteuse semble avoir trouvé sa zone de confort, son terrain de jeu et un épanouissement vocal dans la langue de ses aïeux.

Journal Métro

Laveaux’s voice is captivating and is in itself a dance. This album encompasses the word soul – both in genre and in personal terms. It’s steeped in Haitian history, it’s an exploration, an education, and a hugely personal accomplishment.

The Line of Best Fit
Contacts
ManagementOriana
BookingBonsound
PublishingTwanet
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