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Waahli is a Montreal artist of Haitian descent. His music education benefited from a father who was a seasoned guitarist, but also from the strong influences of traditional Haitian musicians like Tabou Combo, Coupé Chloé, Marie, Carole. He taught himself to play the guitar after discovering hip-hop, the kind of music that he felt suited him best.
Waahli’s music career began with the iconic Nomadic Massive, a Montreal hip-hop group he co-founded in 2004. Many years later, he branched out on his own as a solo artist and released his first album, Black Soap, in 2018, followed by an EP, Soap Opera, in 2020. Waahli sings his compositions in French, English and Haitian Creole.