The Austin 100: Christelle Bofale Christelle Bofale grew up steeped in the music of her Congolese parents — influences that only deepen the languid textures of her lush, jazzy, deliberately paced folk songs.
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The Austin 100: Christelle Bofale

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Christelle Bofale.

Jinni J./Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Christelle Bofale grew up steeped in the music of her Congolese parents — influences that only deepen the languid textures of her lush, jazzy, deliberately paced folk songs. Bofale's Swim Team EP unfurls gracefully, revealing a thoughtful set of ruminations on addressing mental health, moving past awful moments and clinging to sources of solace in a world that seems to be spinning out of control.

Listen to Christelle Bofale's "Moving On, Getting On"

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