We had the good fortune of connecting with Charmarie Virgin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charmarie, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m from a small island named Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. Being raised there really helped me to understand the value of community and family. Bermuda is such a small island, and because of that, the culture is very close-knit. It is rare to walk down the street in Bermuda and not see someone that you know, or your mama knows, or that you’re related to. So being raised in that environment really helped me to understand how to cultivate relationships, and the importance of business and even life pursuits being based on the principles of family. Now living in Atlanta a much bigger city and community, it’s easy to get lost in the size of the city and to become isolated, so I am learning to bring my small country upbringing to this large city.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a singer, I must say that it is not very easy creatively. There are a lot of challenges to face mainly dealing with fear and acceptance. I believe that all creative people have that same fear because your art is literally a personified version of yourself. You’re giving yourself away through your art, and if it’s not accepted you feel a kind of personal rejection. So, it can be a very scary thing to share your art, no matter what medium it takes. However, I love to sing, I love to create music, when I’m singing I feel like a painter adding colors to a painting every time I create a harmony for a background. Or when I am mixing a vocal and I am able to add elements to really make the vocal shine, I feel like I am finishing off a masterpiece, it is an exhilarating feeling.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, I love Atlanta I think that it’s an amazing city! I really love to do the touristy things that are here. The Coca-cola factory, the Aquarium, I love those kinds of things. Recently, my family and I went to the Museum of Civil Rights it was absolutely amazing and totally impactful for myself and my teenaged children.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Ok, so the biggest person that deserves recognition in my story would be my dad Musician, Producer, Songwriter, and Singer John Woolridge. He is the biggest inspiration in my life, He has dedicated his existence to teaching me all that he knows to make sure that I am prepared for who I am going to be. He has been my actual music teaching in high school as well as my teacher in life. He taught me how to engineer music and arrange vocals and he taught me how to sing. John Woolridge deserves an enormous Shout-out and credit for my story.
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