A natural-born vocalist, soul singer & songwriter, Clerel nurtured his taste for melody in his coastal hometown of Douala, Cameroon, where he grew up listening to music from his parents’ record collection, which ranged from church hymns and afrobeat to French chanson. As a child, he developed a habit of singing his favorite songs to himself as a way to “listen” to them whenever he desired, an exercise that helped hone his signature smooth tone. Clerel has appeared as a contestant on nationally broadcast reality talent show La Voix, as well as a featured act in the iconic Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Listeners from all over the world continue to fall in love with the young musician’s soulful universe and effortlessly elegant aesthetic.
Sunday Sunday Soul Healing w/ Allson Russell, Frazey Ford 12pm South Stage
Concert: Sunday 5:00pm West Stage