ALARKE AKA MARY ALOUETTE
Award-Winning Recording + Performing Artist, Songwriter, and Producer
ABOUT YOUR HOST Alarke (AKA Mary Alouette) stands out with her compelling twist of experiences as an international opera singer turned Gypsy jazz singer turned award-winning electronic pop singer and songwriter.Throughout her 25-year professional career, Alarke has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center, the Rainbow Room, and Carnegie Hall to Fabrica Del Arte in Havana, Cuba, Romani caravans in Samois sur Seine, France, and castles in the Italian Alps. She's written songs that have gone to NBC's World Of Dance and the Producer Dojo World Of Dance Cypher, won the Grand Prize in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition, performed at the Apollo's National Tour, won artist residencies at Strathmore and the Brooklyn Arts Council, and written songs with residents at the Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece. Her music is an exciting, vibey, future-forward melt of pop, electronic, dance, and world music. HERE’S WHAT ONE STUDENT HAD TO SAY… "I really very much appreciate Mary's lessons. She not only makes the most of where I am musically and with my busy schedule, she always finds a slice of exactly what I need, a piece of what's usefully available. There is something about her ability to hear what I am doing, maybe to even hear merely what I intend, and boiling it down to workable and useable elements. In that way Mary just amazes with her gifts and talents and good nature. So if I don't thank and recognize her enough, let me do it now. Thanks!" - Jonathan V.