Lenelle has released two CDs, available for purchase via BandCamp, iTunes and Amazon. Physical copies of either disk can be ordered online via CDbaby or after a live show. Below, listen to The Expatriate Amplification Project in its entirety as well as six tracks from the critically-acclaimed Madivinez.

“Creatively brave...

talent is audible in every breath...Moïse brings

all the jazz, all the serious, all the heart and soul that is music and pours it over

this album like molten honey.”

—Next Best Thing

The Expatriate Amplification Project is a sultry sonic map, stretching across the jazz, soul, urban, pop and neofunk genres. Poet and composer, Lenelle Moïse, created fourteen songs with two loop machines, experimenting with vocal percussion, rolling trills, mouth-made clicks, high-pitched squeaks, melody, harmony and breath. Moïse’s smoky contralto joins forces with Karla Mosley’s winged soprano to sing playfully poly-rhythmic, entrancing, sensual and politically-conscious music. Originally written for Moïse’s critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play Expatriate, the lyrics explore themes of homeland, love, sexual tension, addiction, survival, flight and freedom. The Expatriate Amplification Project is a distinct and dynamic offering of bluesy ballads, scorching torch songs and shoulder-pumping, heartbeat-driven duets.

Photo credit:

Ache What Make photo by Hunter Canning courtesy of Women Center Stage

In Madivinez, Haitian-American poet Lenelle Moïse fuses spoken word, scat, storytelling & song for an intimate, fiery & elegant exploration of language, culture, sexuality & freedom. Lush, spirited vocals deliver politicized internal rhymes in this rousing, must-hear debut from a powerhouse performer.