Roswitha to Debut Album 11/18 in New York City
Austrian born singer-songwriter, violinist, and Building Bridges founder Roswitha celebrates world premiere of her Grammy-submitted DESTINY album: CD Release Party at the Metropolitan Room to benefit New York City youth leadership organization Rock Ur Heart Out, November 18th 2013, 9.30pm
Roswitha is a mission-driven artist. $1 from all DESTINY sales and a portion of all proceeds from her Metropolitan Room appearance will be donated through her own organization, Building Bridges, to Rock Your Heart Out, a youth music leadership program administered by Windows of Opportunity. These contributions will support an on-site music studio for at-risk and under-served youth in New York City. The show date incidentally coincides with what would have been the 60th birthday of Barbara Harmon, the aunt of Windows of Opportunity founder Hal Eisenberg, who named his organization "The Barbara Harmon Institute". She was a nurse who dedicated herself to the 9/11 relief efforts and died of health issues as a result of that commitment only one year later.
The album and Roswitha's soulful and earthy sound has garnered favorable comparisons to such diverse artists as Björk, Sia, Sade, Florence and the Machine, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Nicks, Les Nubians, and Zap Mama. Roswitha organically inhabits a broad array of styles tying them together with her euphoric and liberating message. "The general theme is to live your dreams; free yourself from any external influences and seek answers from within," explains Roswitha - an artist who continues to dream and speaks to the responsibilities of musical creativity, entrepreneurship, personal integrity, and making a social impact which extends beyond her music. She wrote the song "One of Us", her anthem against guns, after Trayvon Martin was killed.DESTINY is submitted to The Recording Academy for consideration for a GRAMMY nomination in several categories.
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