Anje West

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Born: April 6, 1966    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Anje West

Anje is a singer with over 20 years experience, many of which she's spent as one of Australia's finest interpreters of Brazilian music.

Her work with The View From Madeleine's Couch (co-founded in 1998 with vibist husband, Kym Ambrose), has seen the production of 2 EP's and 2 albums. The latest, Casa da Boa Vida, was the feature album on ABC Radio National's program The Daily Planet, and she has won the Queensland Music Award for Best World Music Song in 2009.

She is an accomplished percussionist, one of only a handful of women in Australia who are proficient on different traditional Brazilian instruments like the pandeiro & surdo, and is well known for her ability to phrase like Joao while holding down a steady shaker AND a clave. It's freaky!...
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Queensland Music Award, Best World Music Song, 2009 Feature album of the week, The Daily Planet, ABC Radio National
”In my opinion, this “sound” of The View, has in greater part to do with the beautifully woven vocals of Anje West. Her voice never distracts you from the melodies or the rhythms, but guides you through, highlighting the inherent joy of Brazilian grooves” ( Review of Casa da Boa Vida by Sharon Thompson, FM 99.3 Thompson's Corner)

“The album's hallmarks are its delicate and uncluttered song arrangements, West's sweetly plangent voice (singing mostly in fluid Portuguese)” (Review of Tranquilo by Jane Costessi)

2002 The View From Madeleine's Couch (E.P) 2005 Tranquilo (album) 2007 Sabor (E.P.) 2009 Casa da Boa Vida (album)

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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Anje has given clinics and workshops that focus on performance as it relates to her work as a singer of Brazilian & original world music and percussion.

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voice, pandeiro, surdo, shakers, caxixes, triangle, repique de mao, shakers, guiro, tamborim, feet, body, heart, spirit.

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