Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist, singer and actress Melanie Charles finds her way through different styles like jazz, hip hop, soul and traditional Haitian music. On her mini debut album “The Girl With the Green Shoes” she shows that she is capable of blending the boundaries between these different genres.
In recent years she has been on the rise in her home country by collaborating with artists like Madlib, Mark De-Clive Lo, Gorillaz, Jean Grae and SZA. Recently her official debut album “Y’All Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women” came out on the Verve label. The album is a statement of sorts about the tough position of black women in America. It features a number of up-tempo songs like ‘All Africa (The Beat)’ and the Marlena Shaw cover ‘Woman of the Ghetto’. On the album some of her peers and friends like Brandee Younger and Esperanza Spalding make guest appearances.