Roxanne Kloihofer is anglophone singer songwriter born in Cuba, lived in the Bahamas, and is now based in Montreal, Quebec. She has been part of the LGBTQ+ and vegan community from an early age. Roxanne spent part of her adolescence in Cuba, which was at that time, homophobic and discriminatory. it was difficult to hide her identity and to force herself to be someone she was not. These where difficult, depressing, and desperate moments in her life. Roxanne is a creative and dedicated artist, human and mother of a ? old child. Her mission is to send a message to people who feel alone and misunderstood,
“I know that I make music that can reflect sad and depressive tones contrary to the message I want to send, but there is always light within this darkness that helps to overcome any obstacle that life throws at you”.
Roxanne Kloihofer’s parents are of Cuban and Austrian background. Her musical culture is based the rich and enveloping sounds of traditional African/Cuban music with percussions, ancestral chants and to the culture of Santeria and Spirituality and from the sounds of the mountains, the Waltz, stringed instruments, Witches and Superstitions. She is also inspired by artists such as: Lana Del Rey, Nina Simone, Enigma, Elvis Presley, Sade and Enya. She is a perfect blend of these musical cultures and influences. Roxanne began to experiment in production when she was 8 years old in Cuba with a youth development program called Fruity Loop Studio, at that time she didn’t have a microphone so she composed soundtracks and from there she knew what her path would be. Her compositions touch your soul with haunting, dark, emotional, and vibrant themes and ambiances. Her travels with her father though Europe helped to widened and open her musical horizons and approach to song writing.
Music has always transported Roxanne outside of her reality. Roxanne Kloihofer was always the one to be considered for dancing, singing, poetry, puppet shows and anything that was artistic at school. “” she says. I loved to be in those events, on stage and I felt that it was something natural for me. Roxanne wrote her first song in the first year of pandemic, everyone who listened to it encouraged her to continue to write and to believe her natural talent that she could no longer keep hidden. To express herself in public, she performed in the streets of the Old Port and Place des arts in Montreal. More recently she was introduced to producer, arranger, and composer Stefano Pando who she will be working with on the production of her first official EP Don’t Be Like Me that is slated for release in fall of 2023.