Artiste ou groupe musique du monde de l'année
Kelly Krow fuses his resolute beats and multilingual lyrics with Afropop, Haitian roots like Zouk and Konpa, Dancehall, Creole hip hop—and a heavy dose of heart and soul. Known for pushing the boundaries of music genres and stylistic expectations, Kelly Krow has collaborated with an array of inventive producers from Montreal to Port-au-Prince, Paris to NYC. Blending Haitian Creole, French and English lyrics, his music swings from passionate groove to joyous celebration. Born Youri Kelly Loiseau in Montréal, Canada, he collaborated for years behind the scenes as a singer and a songwriter. Inspired by a depth of love, life and community, he let Kelly Krow loose in 2018. Since then, his popularity has grown rapidly, evolving along with his supportive fan base. Hit by inspiration in the midst of a packed house party or simply while hanging out with his family, Krow expresses a deft mix of his own feelings and other people’s resonance in his life. He describes his wife as his muse, absolutely central to his musical process, and his kids as his daily encouragement to shift perspectives and create no matter what. His debut EP 'Papo' debuted at #1 on the World music iTunes charts.