Born the son of Trade Unionist and founder of the political party, The Dominica Labour Party, Emmanuel Christopher Loblack, OBE, Levi recognized his gift at the tender age of 5.
At the age of 17 he began training as Master of Ceremony (MC) for Princess & Junior Queen competitions. He performed with the Ballize dance troupe and the Soufflé Montagne Chorale (Dominica Folk Singers) as a drum soloist, dancer and singer.
At 19 he was hired by the Dominica Carnival Organizing Committee & Dominica Calypso Associations to MC and perform at various calypso & talent shows where he serenaded contestants & Queens. A role he performed for many years. He toured with the organization Casord to neighbouring islands raising funds for Dominica after Hurricane David.
After returning from the fundraising tour Levi toured North America with the Dominican Swinging Stars, then with Ophelia – Lady of Song, in the French Caribbean Islands. Both tours presenting great opportunities to highlight Dominica’s art form. When The Dominican Swinging Stars suffered a major setback, his penmanship produced the band’s most popular song to date – Grotto Brule.
A versatile artist, Levi played one of the lead characters–Judas Iscariot in the internationally acclaimed musical Jesus Christ Superstar presented by the People’s Action Theatre. Later on he entered the calypso arena bringing his own flare, presentation and energies to the stage to become one of Dominica’s well known dynamic performers.
He was the first competing calypsonian to release a full length album which included his hit Road March song Body Slam! He also produced with Markoff studios the first ever live Jing Ping recording with the Giraudel Jing Ping Band at the Giraudel Flower show with fellow artist Ras Mo.
In North America his success and achievements continued. He was the lead vocalist for internationally known band Instant Jam – featured on the weekly Caribbean television program Caribbean Bacchanal. He travelled with then Toronto mayor Barbara Hall representing the creole communities at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and also at Toronto’s Beaches Jazz Festival. He formed with Toronto’s Creole Federation the first annual Creole Festival in which Dominica was given the opportunity to showcase it’s crafts, food, art, music, local products and rich culture,
He spent 10 years on CHRY 105.5 FM as a co-host on Toronto’s Experience Creole radio show with a bi-weekly segment called Memoire Creole highlighting Dominica’s Cadence-Lypso & Bouyon music.
For the last 20 years with his band Levitasyon Levi has promoted Dominica’s Jing Ping, Cadence Lypso & Creole Language, performing locally and internationally at numerous festivals, award shows, and community events, as well as fundraising concerts for sister Caribbean islands. Levitasyon has won many awards including an Urban Award song nomination.
Levi’s contribution to art and culture have been recognized by the Dominica National Council with the Award For Outstanding Contribution to Cultural Development in the field of Entertainment, DBS Radio & Dompro Legends of Calypso Award, Dominican of Distinction Award – Commonwealth of Dominica Association Ontario, Best Creole Vocalist, People’s Choice Creole artist of the year at the Caribbean Entertainment Music Awards and Creole Unity Fete. He solidifies his place as one of Dominica’s most prolific entertainers by winning Dominica’s F.A.M.E. award – Best Male Vocalist, and Song of the Year for his patriotic song “Good Citizens”.
He has produced two Creole cultural albums Nou Ka Woule and Ba Yo Sa. A performer who always been and continues to be on the cutting edge of creativity, having played alongside the Mighty Doctor Sparrow OBE, Third World, Aswad, Steel Pulse and Kassav, Tabou Combo, Carimi, T-Vice.
Levi Loblack is a Dominican force in and out of Dominica, representing Dominica’s art form and culture, with patriotic pride wherever he performs.