Looks may be deceiving and at times even the voice as well. Such a beautiful and positively deceiving, moreover defining voice is that of Anita Lerche. Danish born and raised, Lerche is the first individual of non South Asian descent to sing and release a solo album in Punjabi. She is a beyond boundaries living example, that music is indeed universal and it bears no color or language.
Lerche has won numerous awards and accolades over the past years and is credited to a full album by the name of ‘Heer from Denmark’ and 7 released singles till date – all in Punjabi. During a short vacation to Himachal Pradesh & Punjab in 2005, Lerche was mesmerized by the Punjabi culture and its music. She has not looked back ever since and has been gaining massive popularity worldwide with not just her singing talent but her acting and dancing abilities as well!
UrbanAsian host Monty (@montyislive) caught up with her in New York City and found out about her journey from Denmark to India and then to the Punjabi music industry!