Fresh Afro Fusion Sound This year (2014) Anouschka introduces new afro-fusion where western songwriting meets East African urban beats. The new album is called "Shine" and tracks are already on steady rotation in Kenya. The album aims to help popularize Kenyan music abroad while helping orphans and the poor locally. Fans have nicknamed her "Pendo", which means "love" in kiswahili.
Anouschka's diversity and creativity may be due to a very nomadic and cosmopolitan childhood; she grew up moving between Asia, Europe, and USA due to her Swedish mother and American father. Past years have found her spending more time in Kenya where she helps her mother with a scholarship program for young orphans: Milele Children Foundation. Anouschka is also devoted to wildlife causes. This year her song with Gareth Patterson "Dying to be Free" was the campaign song in over 60 countries to save the African lion from canned trophy hunting. More than a recording artist she is also a charismatic live performer with over 400 performances from Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Sweden, Germany, Kenya and South Africa under her belt.
Rune Häger, Rootsy Magazine **** (Feb 24, 2013)
"Joni Mitchell, Lisa Loeb, Meredith Brooks,Fiona Apple or Joan Osborne are the clear comparisons one can draw here...Fans of mentioned female singer/songwriters will absolutely love this slightly alternative sounding American/Swedish singer/songwriter."Angelfire.com **** (May 03, 2013)
“Anouschka is a master of versatility... at the same level of Norah Jones and Shania Twain and Ms. Joan Osbourne. A wonderful voice, with the ability to phrase in the way normal pop stars can't....pop as well as jazz and blues, all unobtrusive, with a dose of self-irony...”- Dietrich Gastrock, Home of Rock **** (Feb 08, 2011)
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