Date(s) - 04/09/2017
Doors at 6:30pm
Ani Cordero is a passionate Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and activist, living in NYC. In 2014, Ani released an album entitled Recordar (Remember), which reimagined songs by influential Latin American songwriters of the turbulent “Nueva Cancion” era, including Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Chavela Vargas, and Atahualpa Yupanqui. The criticallyacclaimed album received accolades from NPR’s All Things Considered, Alt-Latino, and Soundcheck, as well as, Billboard, USA Today, PRI’s The World, Brooklyn Vegan, BUST, Remezcla, and more.
Following the success of Recordar, Ani has written a new album of her own political protest and love songs called Querido Mundo (Dear World). The album is Ani’s love letter to a complicated world and addresses several themes including immigration, Black Lives Matter, Feminism, and government corruption. The songs feature heavy percussion, sing-along choruses and strong lyrics that aim to inspire political resistance and support for social justice. Even before Recordar, Ani was a well-regarded player in the World Music scene: She was recently the touring drummer for the legendary Os Mutantes, as well as a founding member of the celebrated Mexican rock band Pistolera. Raised in Atlanta by Puerto Rican parents, Ani spent her childhood traveling between Atlanta and San Juan.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Ani records and performs with longtime collaborators, Erich Hubner (Man or Astroman) on guitar and bass, Eileen Willis (Pistolera) on accordion and bass, and Scott Kettner (Nation Beat) on drums. Ani will tour in support of Querido Mundo throughout 2017 with a CD Release celebration scheduled for April 9 at Subrosa in New York City.