Wesli

Wesli

Wesli’s musical journey began in the gospel choir of his local church and later he adopted the guitar as his main instrument.

Since then Wesli has worked tirelessly perfecting his art, his hope for a better life. Very early on, he participated in projects with a greater scope, such as the Afro-jazz quartet Jazz 4ever and SoKute. He performed in many of Haiti’s concert halls and traveled abroad with the Kreyol Mizik company. In his teens, Wesli produced and recorded the album Horizon with SoKute. Their soul music was hugely successful and launched them to fame outside of Haiti.

The December 2011 release of her second album, Liberté dans le noir, has confirmed those claims. The 17 tracks feature duets with many top bands and artists: the greats Tiken Jah Fakoly, Mes Aieux, Radio Radio, Paul Cargnello, Boogat, and Karma Atchykah.

Additionally, Wesley Louissaint has produced, composed, and arranged musical creations for motion pictures, including the CBC documentary on Dany Laferrière. He also composed, together with Arianne Moffat, Nomadic Massive, and Dob, the popular song “Nap chante pou Ayiti”. the day after the earthquake in Haiti, on January 12, 2010.

Whether in an acoustic lineup (guitar, vocals, and percussion) or with his big band, Wesli consistently delivers a rich, festive, and exceptionally engaging sound. He conquers the hearts of his audience through complex musical arrangements and universal messages of hope, truth, and peace. Critics have crowned him “the world’s strongest creature Montreal currently has to offer” (Alain Brunet, La Presse).