“Serious, carefully arranged, yet fresh and sweet. Thank you, Anaís Azul, for creating this gem. Just what I needed today”
Peruvian first generation immigrant Anaís Azul (they/she) is a Boston and San Francisco (USA) based singer-songwriter, composer, and 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 was in the first cohort of the CFA Fellows Program at Boston Medical Center and is currently a 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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