For the Trap Creatives: Cellist Clerida #MaskOff Challenger 



You don’t have to be a trap creative to appreciate good music, which is why we are enjoying the #MaskOff challenge. Check out Clerida Eltimé’s rendition of Future’s Mask Off.

I decided to do the #MaskOffChallenge literally 30 mins before I posted the video. I have a great ear and had the melody stuck in my head as I was doing some spring cleaning on Sunday. I did three takes and decided that the first one was the best and shared it on IG as @wizclereefa.

More about Clerida

“I began playing cello on Long Island, where I excelled in my studies and began teaching the younger cellists in my school district. I attended the New York State Summer School of the Arts for several summers in my high school years, where I was able to study with numerous members of the Philadelphia Philharmonic. I graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Performance and since my graduation, I have been teaching and performing in the New York Metro area. I started working on my master’s in music therapy but decided to take a break to further my career full-heartedly. Since then, I have performed at Madison Square Garden with J.Cole, Barclays Center with Hitboy and Quentin Miller, The MET Gala with Frank Ocean and even SummerStage with Stevie Wonder! I also play guitar and have made my singing debut at New York Fashion Week this past February!


Clerida’s love of Music:

I have always attested to the power of music. The best moments of my life have occurred with my cello by my side and my stand in front of me. I have built meaningful relationships with colleagues that I will know for a lifetime over the course of learning a Beethoven symphony or a Brahms quartet. I am eager to share with the world my love and passion for music!

If you all enjoyed Clerida’s video, please be sure to share and check her out on IG at @wizclereefa.


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