Mary Alouette AKA Alarke’s favorite performances include the Rainbow Room, Blues Alley, Strathmore, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater, the National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, and live film scoring at Nitehawk Cinema.
She studied piano and percussion and recorded hip hop and jazz albums in Cuba, studied Gypsy jazz vocals and guitar in a French Romani Gypsy caravan, worked as an audio engineer in New York City, and studied and performed opera in Austria and Italy. She received a B. Music in classical voice from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.
Her five electronic and jazz albums have won the Grand Prize in the Washington Area Music Association’s Songwriting Competition, New Artist of the Year, and Best Debut Album. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Strathmore and with the Brooklyn Arts Council.
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