Two-Time Finalist IAMA Awards (International Acoustic Music Awards), Billboard Song Finalist, John Lennon Songwriting Finalist, Cum Laude graduate Berklee College of Music. Placement on AMA Charts, USA, Indienation Charts, Reverbnation Charts
"An artist to watch out for." IAMA
Anouschka is an acoustic guitar-style singer songwriter. She has 5 independent releases, international performances, worldwide airplay, #1 chart positions and honors in the most competitive songwriting contests - Billboard World Song, International Acoustic Music Awards, and John Lennon Songwriting Awards.
Master of Versatility
In an industry inundated with manufactured artists , Anouschkas "uninimitable stamp" (Jon Aldridge, hit songwriter) comes from a long tradition of hard work , but she makes it look effortless. Her compositions show a clear understanding of styles from jazz, blues, to pop, rock, folk and latin combined with poetic, evocative lyrics. Home of Rock, Germany calls her "a master of versatility" and compares her to Norah Jones, Shania Twain and Joan Osbourne. Swedish music critic Rune Häger says she "fills every song with intrigue...whether in jazz, blues or rock."
Anouschka grew up as a global child moving between USA, Europe and Asia. She sang to herself and taught herself guitar since she was often lonely as the new kid on the block. Her upbringing gave her the unique freedom to think outside-the box as an artist. She began fusing influences as a songwriting and guitar student at Berklee College of Music where she graduated with distinction in 1996. Before attending Berklee College, she was breaking ground as lead singer in the all-girl rock band Svårta Änkan in Sweden and later as actress/musician in the comedy improv group Adhoc in New York.
From Nashville to Nairobi
Anouschka has performed in Sweden, Germany, France, South Africa, Kenya, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Nashville. She visited Kenya to perform her song "Dying to Be Free" for the Global March of Lions in 2014. Bored with western genre formulas and eager to bridge music and cultures, she recorded new songs with an East African flavour there. 21st Century Artists, Hollywood, USA calls her afro-Americana album Shine (Angaza) "an impressive range from folk to pop to country with a hint of reggae".
Additional facts: Actress, Reporter, Humanitarian and Dancer
Anouschka has acted in theatre in Sweden and USA, and done TV ads in Denmark and Sweden. She worked as music correspondent for the "Life in Berlin " series for NPR for 5 years. In addition to helping wildlife projects, she helps children in Kenya. In 2014 she began her next passion- hip hop and urban dance. Leading choreographer Shaun Evaristo called her an inspiration to dancers everywhere after seeing her dance in 2015. Anouschka continues to inspire women, children, artists and fans by challenging assumptions, promoting freedom for all species, kindness and hope.
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