Nervous Records & Louie Vega Present: Ananésworld Album Launch Party

DJs: Louie Vega, Norman Jay, Gilles Peterson
Live performance by Anané

Thursday 11th March
Ministry Of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP
£10.00 in advance/door



The singer, songwriter, producer and DJ Anané launches her new album Ananésworld’ at Ministry Of Sound with the help of Louie Vega, Norman Jay and Gilles Peterson. This album follows her 2006 debut album ‘Ananéselections’; a mixture of dance, reggae, rock, R&B soul, world and Caribbean influences. She is a producer and songwriter who made a name for herself with her edgy remake of the 1970s classic ‘Let Me Love You’ by Bunny Mack, as well as her emotional version of Yoko Ono’s ‘Walking On Thin Ice’.

She has co-written nine of the songs with Grammy Award Winner Lisa Fischer, Duane Harden, Lem Springsteen, Kalu Montiero and Djim Djob. Music has been in Anané’s blood since her childhood in Santiago, capital of West African Cape Verde. Anané brought her talents to New York City armed with nothing more than a bag full of clothes and a heart full of dreams. There, she immersed herself in the city’s club culture where she met Producer/DJ/Grammy Award Winner Louie Vega who tapped her as an integral member of the Elements of Life Collective.

Described by Billboard Magazine as “combining earthiness with glamour and roots-deep house music knowledge with pop wise diversity,” Anané has forged an international career that has included appearances at Japan’s Blue Note Festival, Europe’s Montreux Jazz Festival, Finland’s Pori Jazz, Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, Cape Town’s Jazz and Britain’s Womad Festival. Cirque Du Soleil invited Anané to perform the opening song for the Super Bowl XLII pre-game show. Her performance of ‘One Dream’ was seen by more than 140 million people worldwide.

Anané is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She’s been involved in NextAid, an organization for African children who have lost parents to AIDS, as well as the Anané Vega Scholarship Fund.

Ananésworld’ will have a global release in April 2010 on Nervous Records. “It’s the essence of who I am,” she said of the project. “These are my hopes, my aspirations and my dreams. It’s my global expression; soundtracks to moments in my life”.