Peruvian first generation immigrant Anaís Azul (she/they) is a Boston and San Francisco (USA) Based singer-songwriter, composer, teaching artist. Formerly of diaspora pop band Cathartic Conundrum, Azul currently tours and performs as a solo artist, with Petting Kazoo, and as an ensemble member of social justice choir Voices21c. Described as “stunningly honest and vulnerable,” her artistry engages with music as a tool for community building, cross-genre collaboration, and collective healing.
Azul writes music that is in conversation with jazz harmony, classical melodies, and Latin American singer-songwriter traditions. Their songs are bilingual (Spanish and English) and about mental health, queerness, facing harsh realities and finding inner peace in spite of chaos.
Classically-trained with an experimental spirit, Azul received their B.M in Music Composition and Theory from Boston University with a concentration in piano. Having composed and arranged for theatre and orchestra, Azul composed the music for the award-winning Displaced: A Response to Qurban produced by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Her current projects include serving as lead composer for Dance Theatre Surreality in Lauren Hlubny’s 7 Gorges (New York, NY) and co-organizer of Weird Folk Fest (Boston, MA). Outside of her performance life, Anaís currently serves as Arts|Lab Fellow at Boston Medical Center and as staff music teacher at Whole Tone Music Academy (Somerville, MA).
Anaís Azul can be found online at anaisazul.com and on Instagram @anaisazul. Their past releases with Cathartic Conundrum are available for streaming on all major platforms and for purchase on Bandcamp.
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