Hey, this is ANAE (pronunciation: èh-nèy). A collaboration of Arnan Natan & Anne Elise. That’s a weird name?! Well, just combine the first letters of their names and there you have it. Two Dutch musicians traveling the world in an old VW LT van. They write, sing, produce and play songs together, with a band or with people they meet on the way. The duo plays folk-jazz, combining folk and singer-songwriter music with elements of jazz.

Soon after the couple got married in 2016, they realized they didn’t live life to the fullest. They felt they’re made to create and discover more. So, three months later they bought a van and decided to quit their jobs and sell their stuff. In the summer of 2017 they wrote their first album ‘Clean Your Room’ and released it on the day they drove off. They left The Netherlands without saving a lot of money and having a destination. The newly weds just wanted to leave everything behind and go on an adventure without having any plans. ANAE took a step in faith, trusting that God would lead wherever they’d go. And that’s exactly what happened.

After traveling in their van for 1,5 years, ANAE released their second album ‘Home Is Where You Park It’ in 2019. Written on the road, this album takes its listeners on a personal journey, as Arnan & Anne share with you the things they learned and experienced while living life on the road. Right after releasing ‘Home Is Where You Park It’, they headed off for new adventures and traveled eversince. 

They’ve worked on several creative projects in Europe, America and South-America. Arnan & Anne play music on the streets wherever they go. Most of the time as Songbirds Of Passage, a band they started together with their friends Herman & Sietske. It’s part of the work they do with Steiger. Next to making music, Arnan & Anne make their own theatre performances and sell handmade products. They love to create, learn new things and explore their talents in different ways, hoping to inspire others around them.

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Arnan Natan Kaemingk (1995) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and producer known for his never ending energy and his talent for improvisation.

Arnan graduated in 2016 at the ArtEZ conservatory in Enschede. He studied jazz and his main instruments were saxophone, piano.

© Renske Meinema


Anne Elise Kaemingk (1992) is a singer, songwriter, actress and theatre performer known for her versatility and talent to move the audience.

Anne graduated in 2015 at the ArtEZ conservatory in Arnhem. She studied music theatre with main subjects singing, acting and dancing.

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