| Clarisse Albrecht|
2005 – present
| 28 June 1978 (age 37)
Rueil Malmaison, France (1978-06-28) |
World Music, Deep-House, Quiet Storm, Soul
Singer, songwriter, actress, model
Voce me da, Mulata Universal
Clarisse Albrecht Wikipedia
Clarisse Albrecht (born June 28, 1978) is a French and Cameroonian recording artist, singer-songwriter, actress and former model. Clarisse is an independent artist, co-producing her music. She's a multi-lingual singer-songwriter, performing and writing in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. She currently lives between France and Dominican Republic.
Clarisse Albrecht was born in Rueil Malmaison, France to a French father and Cameroonian mother. She split her childhood between France, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. Growing up, Albrecht was listening to a lot of different musical genre : soul, R&B, funk, pop, Brazilian music (MPB, bossa nova) and African music such as Makossa, Marabentta or Congolese Rumba. In the early nineties, her family went back to France. While in high-school, she started to sing in a gospel choir as a soloist and chorist. While studying Cinema at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, in Paris, she joined, as a background vocalist, a band performing Soul-Funk covers. She soon left the band to focus on creating her own musical identity. In 2004, she went to Brazil where a friend wrote to her a poem where he describes her as a "Mulata Universal". Albrecht came back to Paris with that nickname in mind, inspiring her to write her own songs in Portuguese, the language of her childhood in Mozambique. She started to work on her own songs with her longtime friend LS as co-composer and producer.
In May 2010, she released independently (digital download only) her debut single "Você Me Dá", a deep-house tune with Brazilian music and soul influences. The song has been aired on more than 33 countries and over 125 radios. It has been two times nominated at the MOAMAS 2011 (Museke Online African Music Awards) as Best African Diaspora Song and Afro-Fusion. It finally won the prize as Best African Diaspora Song. In February 2013, she released her second single "Não Posso Parar", a tune with a stronger Soul Music influence.
On June, 22nd, 2015, she released her debut album entitled "Mulata Universal".2010: "Você Me Dá"
2013: "Não Posso Parar
2013: "No Puedo Parar"
2015: "Deixa Rolar"
2015: "Mulata Universal"
2005: Différent, album by LS : Additional vocals on "At Home"
2008: Cool Off Chillout (A Fine Selection of Chillout Music) - "Não Posso Parar (Soulavenue's Sweet Teardrop Mix)" (Sine Music, Germany)
2010: "Você Me Dá" featured in "Soul Unsigned : The 2010 Summer Session" (Soul Unsigned, United Kingdom)
2010: "Você Me Dá - Lil'Lion House Mix" featured in "Summer Club, le son electropical 2010" (Wagram, France)
2011: "Você Me Dá - SoulAvenue's Tropicalita Mix" featured in The Bossa Night Club, Vol. 2 (Lola's Records, Germany)
2011: "Não Posso Parar (Soulavenue's Sweet Teardrop Mix)" and "Você Me Dá - SoulAvenue's Tropicalita Mix" featured on SoulAvenue's album "Swept Away"
2010: "Você Me Dá", directed by Ivan Herrera
2013: "Não Posso Parar, directed by Ivan Herrera
2011: "Você Me Dá", Best African Diaspora Song, MOAMAS 2011
Affaires Etrangères : République Dominicaine (2010), directed by Vincenzo Marano. French TV Serie : Amelia Rodriguez
Femmes de Loi : Soirées Privées (2009), French TV Serie : Virginie Balard