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MFA Music: Ani Cordero
May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-4
Join us at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for a concert by Ani Cordero, a passionate singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and researcher of Latin American music who lives in New York City.
In 2014, Cordero released “Recordar (Remember)”, reimagining songs by influential Latin American songwriters of the turbulent nueva canción era of the 1960s and ‘70s. The album received accolades from NPR’s All Things Considered, Alt-Latino, and Soundcheck, as well as Billboard, USA Today, PRI’s The World, Bust, Remezcla, and more.
Following the success of “Recordar,” Cordero has written a new album of her own political protest and love songs called “Querido Mundo (Dear World),” a love letter to a complicated world addressing immigration, Black Lives Matter, feminism, and government corruption. The songs feature heavy percussion, sing-along choruses, and strong lyrics to inspire political resistance and support for social justice.
Opening the evening will be JOATA, which is the moniker of Puerto Rican indie pop musician, Jose Oyola. Based in Brooklyn, Oyola blends hip hop and indie rock with Caribbean rhythms and writes anthemic bilingual songs about love, outer space and the homesickness of being part of the Puerto Rican diaspora.