Tune into Anatomy of Caribbean Music tonight at 8PM for a special interview with Oliver Mitchell and to hear more about The Universal Negro Improvement Association & African Communities’ League's Emancipation Day!

Winner of an honourable mention at the 2016 Syli d’Or de la musique du monde, this songwriter, composer and performer, who since 2010 has strode upon Montréal stages with his group Melodi Muzik is setting out on his solo career with flair. Easily moving his acoustic guitar between folk, reggae and rock, Oliver Mitchell attaches Haitian traditions to these modern beats.

Oliver is a multidisciplinary artist born in Port au Prince, Haiti in 1986 . He is an author, composer, performer, writer and actor. Self-taught he was already on stage very young but at the age of 23 Oliver began playing acoustic guitar. He began his musical career with "Melodi Muzik" in 2010 with two longtime friends Ishmael Mevs and Jean-Bernard Liautaud. Reggae has been a huge influence for him who grew up with this sound in his district of Delmas, Haiti. Olivier has quickly mastered his instrument and put forward his nature and performing in Montreal's bar and festivals.

His Band made nearly fifty shows in bars and venus of Montreal, a dozen fundraising and humanitarian cause, Nuits d'Afrique Festival and Jazz Festival 2012 ( indoor shows ). He also participated in "Fade to black 2013" alongside Vox Sambou, a show organized in the month of black history by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and TD Bank. He also made ​​the festival Haiti en Folie twice, in 2013 and 2014 and the alongside Wesli band and Haitian Super star Eddy Francois. Five years after his debut, Olivier looks to the future with optimism and passion. He loves the sound and music that speaks and moves. The release of his EP "Just Me" promises to be colorful and spicy.


Anatomy of Caribbean Music Examines the origins and evolution of Caribbean Music including calypso, reggae, kompa and their relationship to Africian and Latin American music - Saturdays from 8-10pm.