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Jul 14, 2013
Joséphine "Do You Love Me" from my EP "Home" is the soundtrack of feature film "Joséphine" by Agnès Obadia with Marilou Berry (June, 19 2013). Watch the new music video!
Pedro Almodovar’s stress-lifting playlist... Pedro Almodovar’s stress-lifting playlist before “Los Amantes Pasajeros” takes off! A few short days before Pedro Almodovar starts shooting his new film, our favorite Spaniard shared some of the music that inspires him. Check out the tracklist – but why stop there? Press play and listen to the whole shebang! Shooting f...


Jul 14, 2013
Inrockuptibles My EP "Home" is in the TOP 20 Best Blues, Jazz and World Music Albums of 2012, Les Inrockuptibles (France #1 music magazine) No.890-891/December 19, 2012.
Photo by: Carlton Rara
About: Carlton Rara
Photo by: Carlton Rara
About: Carlton Rara
Photo by: Carlton Rara
About: Carlton Rara
French-Haitian musician and actor Carlton Rara was born in France in 1975. He is the younger brother of writer Guy Viarre. Called "Funky popadelic," he brings us a unique mix of influences: blues, reggae, Haitian voodoo music, pop music, world fusion. Most of his childhood was spent in a performance hall, attending artists of all kinds, like jazzmen, choreographers, art performers, musicians, actors, and directors, which made Carlton Rara someone curious about the world.

Mainly a self-taught artist, he nevertheless learned a lot from all he has experienced on stage and from the various performers he met. He started in 2005 as a solo artist and began touring (South Africa, Belgium, Haiti, the Caribbean, Poland, Switzerland…). Starting in 2009, Carlton Rara released four music albums: Peyi Blue, HOME, Raw Sides, Standing in the Corridor. In 2013, his song "Do You Love Me" was part of the soundtrack of the French feature film Josephine. Famous filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar mentioned him as one of the most inspiring songwriters he was listening to while making his film I'm So Excited.

Also performing as a drama and voice actor, Carlton Rara tackles matters such as human relationships and societal changes to the sound of accessible and easy-going music, and a permanent reinvention always allows him to bring us more of his quality, albeit with a different coat on. Stay tuned!
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