19 June 2021
AMARU's cookbook "AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes"
has been honored as a "Finalist" in the "Cookbooks: International" category at the
International Book Awards in California, USA.
Follow this link for the official notification.
18 June 2021
AMARU celebrates a TRIPLE WIN at the May 2021 draw of the monthly film festival
World Film Carnival - Singapore. His wins include "Best Music Video" for his "Pa' Mi Gente" music video,
"Outstanding Achievement Award" for his "Never" music video and in the photography part of the contest
he won the "Outstanding Achievement Award" for his "The Tangled Webs We Weave" photo series.
Click on this link to view the photo set.
Click on this link for the official winners notification.
10 June 2021
AMARU wins his FIRST award in Israel at the Near Nazareth Film Festival for the music video of his studio demo recording
of the song T'fila. Watch the video via this link. Check out the official list of winners vis this link.
27 May 2021
AMARU's "Never" music video wins "Best Music Video" at the
"South Film and Arts Academy Festival" in Chile, South America.
Click on this link for the official winners list.
18 May 2021
"Food & The Single Guy", AMARU's original culinary web series created, written, produced and hosted
by the man himself has won its FIRST AWARD at the World Film Carnival - Singapore film festival! The music video for his
politically charged & social awareness single "Tell Me" has won the "Outstanding Achievement Award"
Follow this link for the official winners list.
11 May 2021
Thomas Bedward of the Australian publication "Broken 8 Records"
has written an excellent and objective review of AMARU's new single
"Pa' Mi Gente". Click on this link to read the full article.
08 May 2021
'AMARU PHOTOGRAPHY' wins at the Rome International Movie Awards in the 'Photography' category.
This is the 4th. award for AMARU as a photographer.
Follow this link for the official notification.
06 May 2021
AMARU's "Never" wins the award for "Best Music Video"
at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.
Follow this link for the winners notification.
04 May 2021
30 Years ago today AMARU left his native country, the Republic of Suriname, for his current country of residence, the main reason why he decided to release his new single 'Pa Mi Gente (For My People)' on this day. Because the 3-track digital single is a tribute to his
South American roots and a musical tribute to Latin culture in general. The single is available on all major platforms of digital music, including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music. To watch the official music video follow this link.
To read the official press release follow this link.
30 April 2021
AMARU has won in TWO categories at the International World Photography Awards!
A selection of the photos will be presented in the East Slovak Museum in the city of Košice, Slovakia.
The exhibition will take place from April 30 to May 14, 2021.
Follow this link to the official list of winners.
27 April 2021
AMARU's music video for his politically and socially charged single "Tell Me"
was crowned WINNER at the Global Shorts film festival in Los Angeles, California (USA).
Follow this link for the official winners notification.
20 April 2021
AMARU is now an AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER! His submitted works in the "Food" category at
the LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS have won top honors!
Follow this link for the official announcement of the winners!
12 April 2021
AMARU has just booked a new acting gig!
He was cast for a promotional film of a financial institution.
Shooting will take place within 2 weeks.
02 April 2021
Parbode Magazine published a nice promo as well as a featured article/review in the printed issue of their April 2021
issue about AMARU's cookbook "AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes".
27 March 2021
"AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes" is now approved for submission in the
TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards in November 2021. The books with the most votes will end up winning
To VOTE for AMARU, please follow these steps:
Step 1: click on this link: https://www.tckpublishing.com/2021-readers-choice-voting-page/
Step 2: Scroll to Page 5
Step 3: Look for the title bar containing the image and title of my book
Step 4: Click on the bar to vote, you can vote 1 time per 24 hours, please consider voting every day?
04 March 2021
AMARU wins FIVE AWARDS at the highly prestigious Accolade Global Film Competition in California, USA!
As a filmmaker these are his first award wins!
Click on this link for the official press release.
AMARU has received FOUR awards of MERIT for two of his music videos in the following categories:
AMARU – Tell Me: Music Video, Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational
AMARU – Never: Music Video, Original Song
Visit this link for the official notification
And he has received one award of RECOGNITION for his documentary in the following category:
AMARU – For The Record: The Making Of “Champagne Attitude”, Web / Internet Programming
Visit this link for the official notification
03 March 2021
AMARU is nominated for his work as a photographer at the International World Photography Awards.
Check out some of his work via his official photography page on Flickr via this link.
Winners will be announced on 29 April 2021.
03 March 2021
Promotion for AMARU's cookbook "AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes"
is in full swing. AMARU's promo appears on page 28 of the March issue of "Parbode" magazine.
Visit this link for a snap shot of the promo.
02 March 2021
Check out a nice little promo for AMARU's cookbook "AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes"
in the March issue of Dreamz World Magazine via this link. Hop on down to page 18!
12 February 2021
GREAT NEWS: AMARU's cookbook "AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes" is
nominated for an award at the largest cookbook award show "The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards" in Spain.
AMARU is nominated in the category "Celebrity Chef" alongside Somizi Mhlongo, one of South Africa's biggest stars.
The winners will be announced in November of 2021.
29 December 2020
The International Music Video Awards in London announced that AMARU's "Never" music video
was nominated for two awards in the categories "Best Pop Video" and "Best Director".
Check out the official notification via this link.
24 December 2020
AMARU's literary debut "AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes" is
now available at the largest bookstore chain in the U.S.A. , Barnes & Noble!
Follow this link to purchase your copy at this store!
20 December 2020
AMARU releases his FIRST EVER COOKBOOK today! "AMARU COOKS - A Touch Of Suriname Through Food & Anecdotes"
is his literary debut and the cookbook features a great amount of popular recipes from his native country,
the Republic of Suriname, South America. In addition to that, AMARU also allows his readers a glimpse into his life as a young boy
and where his interest for cooking came from. More information about AMARU's new book is available on the page mentioned
above (The Cookbook). You can purchase your copy of AMARU's new book via this link.
A press release for AMARU's new cookbook is available via this link.
09 December 2020
Fiercely independent... well said! My "Tell Me (Radio Mix)" is doing very well in Australia!
Read the full review via this link.
14 September 2020
New York City based music review blog and artist development company "Indie Band Guru"
has just published a review of AMARU's new single "Tell Me (Radio Mix)".
Follow this link to read the review
01 September 2020
The press release for AMARU's new single "Tell Me"
is available via this link
01 September 2020
AMARU premieres his brand new music video for his new single "Tell Me".
Watch the video in 4K via this link.
29 August 2020
AMARU releases his 11th. single to date, the radio mix of the politically charged track "Tell Me".
"Tell Me" is about injustice, war, pollution, homelessness, chaos and related global issues, which are perfectly illustrated in the accompanying music video, which will make its debut on 1 September 2020 on AMARU's official Youtube channel AMARU MUSIC.
10 June 2020
The music video for AMARU's single "Never" and his documentary "For The Record: The Making Of "Champagne Attitude" "
are both nominated for an award at the"Prague International Monthly Film Festival".
06 June 2020
Check out the Instagram version of AMARU's new TV commercial for the Talpa TV network "KIJK".
The version made for television differs from this version.
Follow this link to watch the INSTAGRAM version of this commercial.
Follow this link to watch the TELEVISED version of this commercial.
02 June 2020
The music video for AMARU's single "Never" is officially selected as a
finalist at the"Venice Film Awards" in Venice, Italy in the category "Best Music Video".
Click on this link for the official notification
01 April 2020
BREAKING NEWS!! AMARU was selected as one of the 5 winners to be cast for
the international TV show "The Fashion Hero". He ranked number TWO, which made him one of the
candidates with the most votes. Check out the winners list via this link.
06 March 2020
Broken 8 Records in Australia have done a stupendous review of
AMARU's new single "Never". Access the review via this link.
28 February 2020
AMARU's new single "Never" was reviewed brilliantly by Dave Franklin from the online music magazine
"Dancing About Architecture". Access the review via this link.
25 February 2020
AMARU releases his most personal single yet, a remixed version of his song "Never", dedicated to the
memory of his maternal grandmother, who passed away from breast cancer back in 1981.
AMARU recorded some additional vocals for this new mix and the song is released on this day specifically,
since this was the day of his grandmother's home going.
The press release for "Never" on Music Industry News Network can be accessed via this link.
The press release for "Never" on Independent Music & Arts, Inc. can be accessed via this link.
The music video can be accessed via this link.
29 November 2019
AMARU lands a role in a nationwide TV commercial for a big TV network.
More details to follow soon.
23 November 2019
AMARU lands a new acting gig and he will be playing a school principal in the new music video
by a female rap artist Bastet Black featuring Rae Skrilla.
A link of some of the footage is available here.
09 November 2019
AMARU attends the premiere of his first international feature film "Das Dritte Auge"
("The Third Eye") in the city of Koblenz, Germany. He plays the role of "John Michaels",
an internationally sought after cyber criminal. The film was screened to a sold out crowd.
More info about the film is available via this link.
12 September 2019
AMARU's brand new music video for his single "Joystick" has received rave reviews
and the video is crowned "VIDEO OF THE WEEK" on the independent music platform Jamsphere Magazine.
Please follow this link to read the review.
More promo reviews available via these links:
"AMARU undoubtedly raises the stakes on the stunning “JOYSTICK”
Video Music Stars LINK
“JOYSTICK” lets his craft do the talking"
Independent Music News 24 LINK
06 September 2019
AMARU's new single / video "Joystick" gets an 8.6 out of 10.0 score from the highly respected
"The Faulkner Review" in the UK! Follow this link to read the review.
31 August 2019
AMARU's releases his brand new music video for his single "Joystick", which is available digitally,
among which at these outlets:
Check the "Video" tab for a link to the "Joystick" music video.
28 July 2019
AMARU's releases his brand new 2-track single "Joystick", featuring the "Radio Mix" of the track
as well as a remix. "Joystick" is available digitally, among which at these outlets:
06 July 2019
AMARU shoots his scenes for his FIRST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM "Das Dritte Auge" (The Third Eye).
Check out the official movie website via this link for cast and plot (in German) and check out some set pics
on AMARU's official Facebook page via this link.
28 June 2019
Check out a couple of reviews of AMARU's new reggae single"That's The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)"
by the following publications (click on the links):
"AMARU: “That’s The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)” - "This year’s summer anthem!" - Jamsphere Magazine
AMARU: “That’s The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)” - "a brand new tropical flavored video!" - Review Indie
AMARU: “That’s The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)” needs to be on your playlist!" - Video Music Stars
AMARU: “That’s The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)” - "here’s no resisting the bittersweet tug of this tune" - Independent MusicNews 24
AMARU: “That’s The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)” - "a message however of strength, inspiration and upliftment" - Soundlooks
AMARU: “That’s The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)” - "ready to ignite our desires and fuel our libido!" - Brandooze
26 June 2019
Great news: iHeart Radio has picked up AMARU's new single"That's The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)".
Click on this link to go to the page on their website!
12 June 2019
AMARU premieres his brand new music video for his single "That's The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)".
The video was shot in Fortaleza, Brazil and breathes a very tropical vibe. The song is dedicated to "the underdog",
with a special nod to the LGBTQIA community. Follow this link to watch the video.
02 June 2019
The Official Dutch Music Charts (De Nederlandse Top 40) have also picked up AMARU's new single
"That's The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)" and they've also added it to their "New Releases"playlist on Spotify!
Follow this link and scroll down to WEEK 22 to spot AMARU's mention!
02 June 2019
Free Radio Rotterdam is the FIRST radio station to pick up AMARU's brand new reggae single
"That's The Way I Like It (Radio Mix)". The single is their official SKYDIVER OF THE WEEK!
Check out the Facebook post via this link.
27 May 2019
AMARU releases his 8th. single to date, the radio mix of the the reggae jam"That's The Way I Like It".
The single is available on various outlets of digital music, some of which are listed here:
iTunes / Apple Music
25 May 2019
Happy Birthday, "Champagne Attitude"! AMARU's debut album turns ONE YEAR old today!
Check out the promo flyer on his Official Twitter page and on his other social feeds.
Follow this link.
28 April 2019
AMARU's dance single "Low On The Dough" was re-released today on Dutch radio station Jamm FM.
Follow this link for part of the broadcast.
29 March 2019
Check out an impression of AMARU's appearance on the 2-hour radio show "Freaky Friday" on Jamm FM,
where he promoted his new single and his album. Watch the video here.