Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ottawa Diva: Mélissa Laveaux

I confess. I have a soft spot for female voices. Especially when their voice seems to come from some deep core or nucleus of energy. I'm sure your ears have perceived this from the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone or Big Mamma Thornton, but I get them all together when I listen to Mélissa Laveaux. Born in Montréal from Haitian background, raised in Ottawa in an anglophone environment, her music is a collage of soulful rhythms, mixed with folk, blues, pop and root melodies. From covering pop star Beyoncé to singing Haitian lullabies, her soothing and raspy voice crowns beautifully a very impassioned songwriting that just make my ears happy. For your beautiful senses: La voix de Mélissa Laveaux.

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