Mélissa Laveaux performs songs from her third album, Radyo Siwèl. On Radyo Siwèl, Mélissa’s attention turns to the American occupation of Haiti between 1915 and 1934.
Popular songs became weapons of resistance once more, enlivened and reinterpreted by a new generation, making sense of hard times. Inextricably intertwined with the spirit of resistance was the presence of vodou and its many loas, or divinities, who were summoned to protect the Haitian people and to aid in the fight against their oppressors.
Her support on the night will be K N DÉ, a singer-songwriter from Clapham. Her style derives from listening to a broad fusion of sounds growing up; from Soul, Pop, Folk and Blues that have been influential in creating her sound today.