Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ani Cordero’s announced the release of her new album Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love and Protest. Available Apr. 29, the album highlights Latin American musicians from the 1930s-1970s whose music echoed the social changes of that time. The 11-track album, co-produced by Sérgio Dias of the legendary Os Mutantes, includes collaborations from Charles Giordano of The E Street Band, Kelly Pratt of Arcade Fire, and Beirut, percussionist for Malian musician Vieux Farka Touré, Tim Keiper and Omar Akil Little. The album will feature music from iconic folk artists such as Víctor Jara, Alí Primera, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Chavela Vargas and Violeta Parra.
Aside from her current solo album, the Puertorriqueña americana keeps busy with other projects. She was a founding member and drummer of Latin roots-rock band Pistolera, has appeared as a drummer and back-up vocalist for Os Mutantes and has her own bilingual art-rock band, Cordero. Ani Cordero will tour this spring in support of Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love and Protest.
Watch Ani Cordero’s interpretation of Chavela Vargas’ “Macorina” below: