Music & Performance
MARIA ANOUK her music is a mix of the subgenres Hardrock, Metal, Grunge, Blues and more. Her profession as a model and dancers plays a big part in het music career. She has an eye for fashion and visuals, ensuring that every aspect of her performance contributes to the whole and is coordinated. “Rock music deserves beautiful, artistic visuals, and many great (rock) musicians fall short of this” according to MARIA ANOUK.
MARIA ANOUK intends to create a sense of infinite freedom and thus inspire her audience. She contributes to taking back the right to make and appreciate rock music as a queer person of color. Due to the stereotype surrounding rock music, queer people of color often don’t feel safe going to rock concerts and/or festivals. With her work she aspires to bring rock music to her audience and make the genre accessible to them. MARIA ANOUK wants to create that much needed safe space. When she is on stage, she ensures that you can let yourself go through hard rock music with a positive message. This way you can be sure that you leave the venue with a healthy dose of energy and then a new boost of self-confidence.
MARIA ANOUK collaborates with multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Jannes van Kaam to craft her music. She also performs with her band, and in 2023, they had the honor of taking the stage at Dam Square, Amsterdam, during the Black Pride event. Want to see it? Check out the video at 18:10 through this link.