Amel Larrieux Bio - Biography

Name Amel Larrieux
Naionality American
Date of Birth
Place of Birth Greenwich Village, New York,
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Larrieux grew up in New York City's Greenwich Village. Her African-American mother, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, was a dance critic and professor. Her father is European-American of French, English, and Scottish descent. Larrieux was raised in a very artistic environment and was surrounded by talented and inspirational artists. Many of her influences are drawn from R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and gospel with flashes of Middle Eastern, West African, and Indian ethnic styles. She has often been documented for describing her music as "Amel's music". Larrieux currently resides in New York City with her husband, Laru, and two daughters, Sanji Rei and Sky. Her forename Amel means "hope" in Arabic.

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