Native of Haiti, Monvelyno is a tag less phenomenon hard to frame in one capsule and is considered a renaissance being to this age. With his music and art he has been inspiring, entertaining, and helping people since he was six years old.
When he picked up the guitar at the age of 18 his intent was the creation of a universal, cultural language, as a result, his approach to the instrument was revolutionary.
Monvelyno learned from the creators of the Haitian roots music and matured into a skilled musician, made ethnological research at sacred places such as Soukri, Badjo, and Souvnans.
The innovators of this movement guided the young musician, helping him understand the language of the drum and its relation to the guitar.
He moved to the US to study music in search of an original sound, when this quest lead him to merge all these influences. He now offers listeners a New Music Movement for the Haitian Tradition. He names this new sound the Kod ak Po Project to strengthen the Haitian culture.
Monvelyno accompanied various great artist from many countries of all styles and produced several albums through his new eight note Kod ak Po sound, Kouzen Azakamede, Conscience State of Mind, Nou La, Perle de Culture, Ayibobo and more.
Monvelyno is the voice of Assassin's Creed IV "Black Flag" Freedom Cry (published in October 2013).(See the Freedom Cry Trailer below)
Monvelyno is also an accomplished visual artist, having honed his painting technique through studies in Haiti and France at a young age. Receiving a scholarship to ENARTS, (an esteemed art school in Haiti), he went on to travel in France and the United States on commissioned assignments.
His paintings soar with vivid colors and sweeping strokes, merging the natural shapes of his roots with an abstract-expressionist style of his own. Monvelyno exhibits his artwork in NYC on a regular basis much like his music.
Monvelyno's paintings connect with the viewer on spiritual and emotional levels, inviting the observer to look inward and beyond.