Brooklyn native and baby of seven children born to West African parents from Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively is a psalmist extraordinaire. She began singing in the church choir at the age of 5 and never stopped. The sultry sound of the warm musical instrument of her voice will melt your heart and feed your soul. Marcelle has travelled to six of seven continents soothing and exciting the world in melody and song with a stage presence and sincerity that is second to none. She toured to Turkey with Craig Harris and the Nation of Imagination. Marcelle played the role of the Queen of Sheba in the national and international tour of Robert Wilson’s opera The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert with the amazing libretto written by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon. Marcelle is featured as a percussionist with the hypnotizing skills of her tambourine on Toshi Reagon’s Have You Heard and on Carl Hancock Rux’s Cornbread, Cognac and Collard Green Revolution as a featured vocalist. She has rendered her musical gift to the background vocals of BeBe and CeCe Winans Greatest Hits and Liz Wright to name a few. Marcelle had the honor of being the mistress of ceremony at the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gala Performance at the historically acclaimed Apollo Theater in the spring of 2012. Marcelle has worked as a musician coloring and making everyone else sound good lending background vocals with Angelique Kidjo, Bono and Macy Gray. South Africa, London, Italy, Germany, Australia, France, Portugal, New York City and the universe is better for the likes of the music from the depth and gospel jazz soul fusion of Marcelle Davies-Lashley.
Marcelle @ WRS 2014
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