After a multi-lingual upbringing in central Africa (Gabon, Congo), Borelson comes through as an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and creative entrepreneur based in Toronto.
His distinctive music primarily incorporates hip-hop and afro-fusion, alongside gospel, jazz, and other musical genres. To demonstrate how his world and vision are always expanding and to inspire and empower others, Borelson issued his debut album, titled “As Far As the Eye Can See,” in May 2020. Building Bridges, the second album Borelson released in 2021, is a reflection of his overseas travels. Its lead track, “Fearless,” was ranked among the top 100 Canadian songs of that year and was included on Spotify’s editorial playlist Northern Bars.
The Ubuntu ideology and the idea of Afrofuturism are central to Borelson’s works, which seek to increase purpose, optimism, and a sense of freedom for all people through respect for one another and a sense of harmony.
Borelson has given performances in Paris, London, Miami, Austin (SXSW 2018), Ghana (Year of Return), Montreal, and Toronto as a world traveller and bridge builder (Afrofest, Nuit Blanche, the Toronto Biennale, RBC Music virtual showcases, Fashion Art Toronto, etc.). His performances always have strong vibratory intensity, whether he performs alone or with a live band.