Welcome to the Official Site of singer songwriter/producer Anouschka (aka CHADI)
Anouschka is Swedish/American singer-songwriter, and producer. Her versatility, well-crafted lyrics, vocal phrasing and guitar chops have placed her at the top of international songwriting awards such as:
Two Nominations in JPF Music Awards- out of 240,000 international entries "Shine" and "Lust"
Finalist in 21st Annual USA Song Competition 2016 "Hey Day"
Two-time Finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards "Kiss Me Hello" and "Parting"
Finalist Billboard World Song Awards "One of the Finer Days"
Two-time Honorable Mention John Lennon Songwriting Awards
Placement on the Americana Music Association Charts (AMA Charts)
Her songs play worldwide. She has performed in USA, Sweden, Germany, South Africa, and Kenya. She started as lead singer for an all-girl rockband in Sweden before moving to New York. She later attended Berklee College of Music and graduated Cum Laude in 1996. She worked as an inner city music teacher before relocating to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles she performed her music while honing acting skills at Joanne Barron Studios. She eventually moved to Berlin to work as a music reporter for NPR.
Her music took an African twist when she trained as a Field Guide in the South African Bush in 2010. This led her to write "Dying to Be Free" with South African author/activist Gareth Patterson. It is the first song against canned lion hunting and was the campaign song in 60 countries for the Global March of Lions 2014.
In Kenya she pioneered a fusion style in 2013 with Kenyan beats and Kiswahili. Her album Shine "Angaza" set a trend and helped raise awareness for the Kenyan music scene abroad. She returned to Kenya 2016, and crowd-funded money to seat 604 impoverished school children. As thanks, the Giriama Tribe gave her the African name "CHADI". Anouschka uses this as her stage name for her African-inspired songs and self-produced urban songs. Its serves as a reminder to stay grateful.
This year Chadi presents more African-inspired songs: “Na Wewe” and "Shine". She also presents her first songs as producer: "The Way I See You", "Holding On" and "This is the Time". "Holding On" features Emmy-Award Winning spoken-word poet Matthew. The songs feature bass by Max (Beyoncé, Raphael Saadiq, Party Next Door) Grammy-nominated Beau Vallis (Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne) has re- mixed her productions for U.S. radio.
In 2017 Anouschka started her fashion brand Song Queen Couture. The brand is the first inspired by a life in music "For the song in every woman 'cause you weren't born to be a groupie." She manages her label, publishing, bands, promo and distribution through Song Queen Ltd..
"An artist to watch out for" - International Acoustic Music Awards,USA
"Anouschka fills every song with intrigue" - Rootsy Magazin, Sweden
"An impressive range from folk to pop to country with a hint of reggae" - 21st Century Artists, Hollywood, USA
"A master of versatility....comparable to Norah Jones, Shania Twain andJoan Osbourne"- Home of Rock, Germany
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