Ani Cordero is a passionate singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and Latin American music researcher living in NYC.
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. She was recently the touring drummer for the legendary Os Mutantes, as well as a founding member of the celebrated Mexican rock band Pistolera. In the early 2000s, Ani led her own bilingual art rock band, Cordero.
Following the success of her 2014 album Recordar (“Remember”), which re-imagined songs by influential Latin American songwriters of the turbulent “Nueva Cancion” era, Ani has released one of her own collections of political protest and love songs called Querido Mundo (“Dear World”). It’s her love letter to a complicated world, addressing themes such as 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.
Raised in Atlanta by Puerto Rican parents, Ani spent her childhood traveling between Atlanta and San Juan. Her parents are also musicians who performed and recorded with the traditional folkloric music group Tuna de La Universidad de Puerto Rico in their college days.