2.9. klo 19 – Huvila-teltta

Mélissa Laveaux is a Canadian living in Paris, whose latest album is about the United States occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934. Guitarist, songwriter and singer Laveaux has Haitian roots and a French record label, which partly explains her interest in the different corners of the world

The multi-talented Laveaux’s music is often categorised as world music, but her guitar plays anything from pop to blues and from calypso to soca. Her third album Radyo Siwèl, consisting of Haitian songs in Creole, falls under the latter. Even though the topics include Vodou, sexuality and civil treachery, Laveaux’s playing and singing makes them sound like invitations to dance.

Laveaux’s cover work has led her to interpretations of songs by Elliott Smith, Eartha Kitt and Beyoncé, but her multidimensionality is mostly the result of her own creativity, guitar playing and soft voice.

Doors open at 5.30 pm, Wallis Bird starts at 7 pm and Mélissa Laveaux at 8.30 pm.

Read more: https://www.helsinginjuhlaviikot.fi/ohjelma/melissa-laveaux/