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Carlton Rara
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Singer and actor Carlton Rara, also known as CARL'O. was born in France in 1975 to a Haitian mother and a French father.

He grew up attending artists of all kind : jazzmen Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey, choregrapher Carolyn Carlson, musicians Salif Keita and Zakir Hussain, director Peter Brook and many more who made him someone curious about the world.

He first started as a self taught solo performer, singing and playing percussions, then he progressively brought out all his influences ranging from blues, reggae, voodoo, soul and pop music to eventually create a new style of his own.

Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Bill Withers, bluesman Taj Mahal, The Police, Ryuichi Sakamoto, rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, André Benjamin, are some of the various performers that most inspired him.

His second album HOME ranges in the best world/jazz albums of year 2012 according to french magazine Les Inrocks.

In 2013, his song Do You Love Me is part of the soundtrack of feature film Joséphine starring Marilou Berry.

Famous film maker Pedro Almodovar mentioned Carlton's music as one of the most inspiring tunes he was listening to while making the film I'm so Excited.

Carlton also performs as an actor in drama plays and a voice actor for films, documentaries and audio books.

As a film buff, he founded and managed the Arts des Suds Film Festival with Fatima Benjou from 2008 to 2013 in Mont de Marsan (France). He still invites film makers and actors to present their films in movie theaters.

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Singer and actor Carlton Rara, also known as CARL'O. was born in France in 1975 to a Haitian mother and a French father.

He grew up attending artists of all kind : jazzmen Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey, choregrapher Carolyn Carlson, musicians Salif Keita and Zakir Hussain, director Peter Brook and many more who made him someone curious about the world.

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