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Talie reflects on home and community in the “Limyè” video
Talie just shared her first-ever music video for “Limyè,” a song off her debut album Solèy Midi which came out in 2019. Joined by her friends and family, the singer-songwriter — who was born in Haiti and now lives in Philly — uses scenes from both of the places she considers home to show us what community means to her.
“We found some archival footage of vintage Haiti and vintage Philly and mixed them together with some modern Haiti and modern Philly,” Talie shares. “My two homes, my two communities.” The song title means “light” in creole, and she dedicates the video to victims of violence in Haiti. Watch below.
Talie is a contributor to XPN’s Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans project, and was interviewed for the three-hour radio documentary, hosted by Leyla McCalla and distributed by NPR, which will be available via streaming and podcast soon.
Watch the “Limyè” video below, and listen to Talie’s 2019 album Solèy Midi, which you can pick up here for Bandcamp Friday.