Anouschka is a Swedish/American singer songwriter. Journalists describe her as "Marianne Faithful meets Joan Osborne, Shania Twain and Nora Jones". Stylistic versatility, well-crafted lyrics, strong guitar and vocals have resulted in worldwide airplay for her albums from blues to pop. She has honors from Billboard World Song Contest, IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) contest, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and American Greeting Card Contest. She has been on AMA Charts (Americana Charts) in Nashville, USA and #1 for Germany on Reverbnation Charts in Germany. Anouschka calls her style "A-nordic-ana"- Scandinavian pop with American Roots and Jazz.
This year (2014) Anouschka introduces a fresh new sound- afro-fusion. Western songwriting meets East African urban beats in her new album "Shine". Tracks have already been featured in Kenya on TV and radio. The album aims to help popularize Kenyan music abroad while helping orphans and the poor locally. 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. Fans have nicknamed her "Pendo", which means "love" in kiswahili. 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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