Ani Cordero, who brings her timeless—and timely—anthems to the David Rubenstein Atrium on Thursday, January 31, shares some of her musical inspirations.

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I'm heavily inspired by the Nueva Canción era and political singer-songwriters like Violeta Parra, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Alí Primera, Victor Jara and the like, but I'm also super excited about the new wave of political music being created over the last few years. With all that is going on in the world, there is a renewed momentum among artists to speak truth to power through their music. Here are a few of my recent favorites: