Puerto Rican, American musician, Ani Cordero, is playing a concert at Joe's Public Theater on Thursday, MAY 1st, for International Workers' Day. In partnership with the North American Congress on Latin America, Cordero and her band will perform song's from her latest album, 'Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love & Protest' to inform a new generation of indie music audiences about the history of activism, women's rights, and social change in Latin America.
Ani is a pioneer of the world music scene. In addition to fronting her own bilingual band, Cordero, releasing two full-length albums for Bloodshot Records, she is also a founding member and drummer for Mexican rock band Pistolera. Ani drums for NYC rock group, Tuff Sunshine and the cello-rock group, Rasputina. She has toured extensively, singing and drumming from stages like Radio City Music Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival, and around Europe.
Cordero's lastest album, "reinterprets 11 classic Latin American songs from the 1930s-1970s with the goal of introducing this music and its writers to new audiences. The album features songs by musical folk heroes who used music as a way of inspiring social change, including Victor Jara, Ali Primera, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Chavela Vargas, and Os Mutantes."
Ani's collaborative work, inspired by both her activist and musical heroes, is incredibly important for the necessary mobilization of social justice in the music industry, worldwide.
So go see Cordero's wonderful work in action at Joe's Public Theater, on Thursday, May 1st, at 9pm.
Images courtesy of Blood Shot Records, Kickstarter, and Brooklyn Vegan.