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Melky Sedeck is a Haitian-American R&B hip hop sibling duo. The name of the group is drawn from the names of singer Blandinna Melky Jean and her multi-instrumentalist brother Farel Sedeck Guerschom Jean. The name of the group (and of the siblings) is an allusion to Melchizedek, a figure from Christian and Jewish tradition. Both artists are younger siblings of Wyclef Jean.
The duo's debut album, Melky-Sedeck Da Joint, due in late summer or early fall, will intertwine hip-hop, jazz, gospel, opera, and classical music. Melky will even do some "scatting" on one of the songs. "I compare it to yodeling," she says. The duo says its album doesn't fit any one format, and it will include ballads with a '50s and '60s feel. Melky says she and her siblings come from a musical background. Their lives, she adds, were strictly about going to school and to church.
In 1995, Melky and Sedeck Jean collaborated with Darryll "Day" Pearson on "I've Got a Love Jones for You", a single used up on the soundtrack of the feature film Love Jones. The track was Melky and Sedeck's first official recording as part of the Refugee Camp and their debut single; they also performed on the 'Love Jones' package tour. The duo later signed with MCA Records. In 1999, they released their debut album, Sister & Brother. It featured tracks which involved collaborations with Pearson and Supreme C.
At 1999's Lilith Fair, they performed alongside artists including Aimee Mann, The Innocence Mission, Beth Orton, Bijou Phillips, Sixpence None the Richer, Liz Phair, Cibo Matto, and Bif Naked. The founder of the event, Sarah McLachlan, also performed with Melky at the fair's finale.
The soundtrack to 2000's feature film, Love & Basketball, featured "Morning Star", a song which Melky Sedeck produced and performed.
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