Wesli

Wesli
Wesli

 

Discover Wesli : Haitian born star, anchored in Montreal since 2001, this multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter has been crowned “the strongest world creature Montreal presently has to offer internationally” by Alain Brunet, in La Presse. Be it in an acoustic trio formation (guitar, voice and percussion) or with his big band, Wesli consistently delivers a rich, festive and uniquely engaging sound. He conquers the heart of his audience through universal messages of hope, truth and peace and complex musical arrangements fusing dancehall, reggae, afrobeat, rara, konpa, funk, merengue and jazz. With four strong albums, Kouraj (2009), Liberté dans le noir (2012), Ayiti Étoile Nouvelle (2015) and ImmiGrand (2015) the independent artist travels from one international scene to the next building on successes such as Radio-Canada Revelation 2009-2010, Babel Music Med 2010 Award in France, as well as Galaxie Rising Star 2011 in Ontario. Each of his albums also cumulated various mentions, namely: simultaneous Top 10 World Albums on iTunes (ImmiGrand #1 and Ayiti Étoile Nouvelle #7); ADISQ Gala Nomination – Best World Music Album of the Year 2012, Top 25 Best Album of the Year 2011 and Top 3 World Music Album of the Year (Liberté dans le noir); as well as Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination – World Music Album of the Year 2009 (Kouraj).

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