My newest summer clip

I love rainy Saturdays, especially after working on the new summer clip a few days ago. A more settled energy in the air.

Last Sunday, August 7, we shot my newest video clip 'Never Know' in Montreal. We had so much fun running around at Tam-Tams, Mile End, and the Plateau area..lol. At some point, I found myself dancing in the crowd, moving around, singing, dancing, and smiling to people around us. Oleeeee ;-)

A full day with Les Boys <3: Jake Hw - the videographer from We Fly Away Productions - one of the most dynamic, sweetest, productive & focused people I have ever met.  My very talented partners in crime, Brendan (King. B) & Theilor Rodriguez - did such a great job with the track :-) So much fun working with them! My make up artist David from Kemuri Montreal made.my.day. He did an awesome job making me look...like I definitely didn't have the annoying cold I had, ok? Voila.. Edouard did my hair; and just like me, my hair too, had a great day on Sunday! 

Less than 24 hrs later, Jake, Brendan (King. B) and moi we were sitting around Jake's computer screen watching Jake edit the video. I really enjoyed being part of the magic behind this whole music project. And Yes, I also assisted in the video art direction, yaaay :-); learnt quite a bit from Jake and Brendan.

Let’s spread some love…xoxo

Suela

Hello From Jamaica!

Helloo from Jamaica!! I'm here to shoot the video for my other new song 'Replay' from the upcoming album 'Don't Tease the Dragon'. I am honoured to be here at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa! I can't thank Grand Palladium enough for accommodating us!! SO lucky to be taken care of by them and my wonderful team: Renard Stephenson, Leon Combs the Videographe, and Kellisha the Make Up & Hair Stylist. So much fun! ♥

The Making of 'Don't Tease the Dragon

Here are some of photos from shooting the video 'Don't Tease the Dragon' at Joverse! It was really fun! I sincerely thought we were shooting a movie :))) Storyline..different characters, looking at the flash light for HOURS, repeating scenes over and over again. WOW. Quite an experience.

Special Thanks to Joverse, Julian Prince, Michael Killam for accommodating us. Marc-Andre Manseau- the videographer made sure everything ran smoothly with the shoot. Marc-Andre YOU ROCK!! The Make-Up & Hair Stylist Catherine, My Dance Instructor Suaad Ghaban, My Love Interests (yes interests;) Alex Mehran and Bebo Tranquilo, the Production Assistant Tanya Sardana, Danny Rand the Bartender (faster than the speed of light:), all the Extras on set. A BIG THANK YOU! WE DID IT!!! <3 

LIVE from Toronto @ Shoqata Vatra!

Great Night @Shoqata Vatra last night! Mbrembje fantastike te Shoqata 
VATRA ne Toronto. Gezuar Festen Shqiperi! Falenderoj vecanerisht Kryetarin e Shoqates Vatra per Degen e Torontos, Z. Toni Sufaj, Z. Roland Isai. Koleget e mi te dashur Z. Ismet Hysa, Ilir Puka, Kengetarin Ervin Bushatin, Ilir Lenen nga 'Pasqyra Shqiptare'. U kenaqem <3


Gezuar Festen Shqiperi/Happy Independence Day Albania

Pershendetje te Gjitheve  nga Otava!

Ndjej nder, gezim e krenari qe jam ketu ne mes nesh, Shqiptareve. Me Ambasadoren e Shqiperise ne Kanada Zonjen Elida Petoshati dhe personelin e Ambasades; me perfaqesuesit e Basjkesise Sqhiptare ne Montreal, Z Hysni Marku, dhe me miq Kanadeze e te huaj te ftuar per Festen e Pavaresise dhe te Flamurit. 

Pata nderin te perfaqesoj Shqiperine me Himnin tone sikurse dhe Himnin Kanadez. Ndjeva nje peshe te madhe mbi vete sepse eshte pergjegjesi e madhe, shume e madhe te kendosh Himnin Kombetar. 2 Himne. Nder i dyfishte.  Falemnderit Zonja Elida Petoshati! Na nderon te gjitheve!

Gezuar Festen Shqiperi!!  TE DUA PERJESTESISHT!! < 

Greetings from the Albanian Embassy in Ottawa!

What an honour to have been selected as the Performer for the Albanian and Canadian National Anthems at the Albanian Embassy in Ottawa! Special thanks to the Ambassador of Albania in Canada Mrs. Elida Petoshati, her wonderful staff, the representatives of the Albanian Community in Montreal, Quebec, Mr. Hysni Marku, the known Albanian Filmmaker Mishel Kociu, and Guests from the Canadian Parliament, other Embassies,etc. Just beautiful. I am grateful for the experience and proud to be Albanian and Canadian!  

Albania, Happy Independence Day! I LOVE YOU FOREVER! <3 

LIVE Performance for Giant Steps FundRaiser at Rialto Theater.

What a magnifique soiree!! Rialto Theater-one of the prestigious Montreal venues with its unique character, was the perfect ambiance for the amazing Fundraiser organized by Giant Steps Foundation bringing light on a special cause dear to our hearts, Autism. Fascinated by the hard world of the 3 organizers Corinne Asseraf, Mark Alexander Silver, and Sheldon Kaplan and their team.

I had the honour to be part of the evening entertainment along with some of the best Montreal artists: the famous violinist Eugene Draw (who did something to my ‘heart wires’ with his performance), Bob Ricci & and his Oh-So-Timeless House of Jazz Band, the Powerful and Etherial Cathy Pimentel; Montreal own’s XAV with his sweet R’n’B vibe (hm, side note here: LUV ‘Hometown!!), the Funk & R’n’B hot Duo Gnax…the stage was on fiiiire!

Performing R Kelly’s powerful ‘anthem’‘The World’s Greatest’ with the other artists,was an inspiring experience; I still catch myself humming the tune ;). I also performed my new single ‘Don’t Tease the Dragon’ and was so happy to see people’s reaction..Im still jumping up and down from joy because it felt so good, right. 

Photoshoot for my new site!

About 3 weeks ago I had the pleasure to be directed by Angelo Cadet- Creative Genius on so many levels, on my new photo shoot.

Angelo’s artistic eye and thorough understanding of what ‘Suela the Artist is About’ led to a memorable collaboration of Great Creative Minds: Angelo Cadet and Nectar webdesign simply surpassed my expectations on everything: the theme for the photoshoot, Syle & Stylist, the Royal Treatment I felt throughout the whole day; the Good Laughs, and the fact that we were all productive and happy at the end of the day. Thank you Angelo & Nectar :) 

New Video Clip ‘Don’t Tease the Dragon’ is now out on Youtube and Vimeo!

The month of June 2014 was all about the making of the video clip (and the Grand Prix weekend activities of course). The summer in Montreal sends all of us to another place: lighter energy and more fun..and lighter energy and fun is exactly what took place during the video shoot at Joverse in the old port (Red Room was on Fiiire!!) with the owners Julian Prince and Michael Killam passing by to say ‘Hello Sexy, Do Your Thing!’).

The Video Graphers Marc-Andre Manseau and his team, doing their magic while Cathy-one of the best Hair Stylists & Make Up Artists of QC, made sure I looked..not so tired ;-).

The story line captivated everyone on site as things kept unfolding scene after scene, with the Extras coming in and bringing more life to the set with their dynamic energy (helped by shots of Vodka and Tequilas going around served by the funny and ‘craaaazy’ bartender DAN :)

The 2nd day of shoot took place in one of my favourite spots in the city. I couldn't have chosen a better spot to showcase one of Montreal’s symbolic spots: Place d’Arts with live Francofolie shows in the background. It was amazing because while we were shooting on my friend’s terrace, we could feel the energy of people from Place d’Arts.

It was an awesome experience. I would have not done it without the help of my videographer Marc-Andre Manseau, my Production Assistant Tanya Sardana, My Love Interests Alex & Bebo (Hahahahaaa!);  the whole team on set, the Extras, everybody at Joverse, my dear friend Ash and his wonderful family who let me use his space and terrace, my friend Steve who’s always there for me, and ALL of MY FANS who appreciate and support me!!. Enjoyy the video..The Dragon has Now been Teased ;)

Watch now on YOUTUBE or VIMEO