As you may know, Ani traveled to Thailand and Burma last July to visit refugee camps and meet with pro-democracy activists. This trip was organized by the United States Campaign for Burma to raise international awareness about the struggle for freedom in Burma and create support for Aung San Suu Kyi, currently the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient. For The Lady, a benefit CD including Ani’s “In the...
The new Overture Hall in Madison, where Ani played last night, charged the promoter $125.00 for each voter registration and information table that was set up in their expansive lobby. In over fifteen years of touring, thousands of not-for-profit groups have set up information tables at Ani's shows. This is the first venue that has ever charged a fee for this. Hopefully, it will be the last. Ani was vocally...
If you are a Late Breaking News aficionado, then you know that Ani went to Burma and Thailand last July to visit refugee camps and meet political prisoners of the military regime. We’ve developed the pictures for you and posted them here. The United States Campaign for Burma sent out a press release about the trip and will be releasing a benefit CD that includes Ani’s song, “In the Way”....
If you’ve been to one of Ani’s shows during the current VOTE DAMMIT! tour, you’ve seen the slideshow that plays before she hits the stage. If she hasn’t come to your city yet, we’ve got the whole thing on our website for your viewing pleasure. The slideshow puts our fight for voting rights into a chronological perspective that will motivate you to exercise your democratic voice. See it online here...
In case you haven’t seen it at your local indie music store, we wanted to tell you that Songs in the Key of Beotch, That 1 Guy’s first release on Righteous Babe Records, is now available in the Righteous Babe online store. That 1 Guy, a.k.a. Mike Silverman, is a one-man band with a homemade Magic Pipe unlike anything you’ve seen before. Click here to read all about that wacky...
This month’s issue of Relix features Ani on the cover and an interview with Ani about politics and songwriting. The piece serves as an introduction to eleven more conversations about music and activism with artists including Dan Bern, Michael Franti, and the Indigo Girls. Elsewhere in the music magazine, you can find Ani’s 1999 release, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, listed as one of “25 Albums That Say No...
In case you needed one more reason to go to see some live music this evening, former Presidential candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be showing up to say a few words at Ani's Greensburg, Pa. show tonight. He is joining Ani on her Vote Dammit! tour to encourage people to get out and vote. (As if getting to see Ani and Todd Sickafoose, along with Dan Bern ain't enough for...
The National Association of Recording Merchandisers awarded Righteous Babe as the “Small Entertainment Software Supplier of the Year” last Tuesday at their annual conference in San Diego. If the meaning doesn’t jump out at you, NARM is saying that we are the best indie label of our size this year. We appreciate this recognition from our industry peers, especially considering the company we kept for nominations! Read NARM’s press release...
On April 25th, Ani joined 1,150,000 people at the March For Women’s Lives in Washington, DC to voice support for women’s rights. Margaret Cho was slated to speak at the event, and her web site has great footage that includes Ani performing “Your Next Bold Move” for the marchers. Click here to check it out. You’ll need Real Player to view it, which you can get for free here. Check...
Ani is hitting the road on this fall’s VOTE DAMMIT! tour to urge people to take part in the democratic process. She will travel to the “swing states” likely to decide our upcoming presidential election with voter registration organizations at each stop of the tour, in hopes of registering 100% of the audience to vote. Upright bassist Todd Sickafoose continues his onstage collaborations with Ani, and comedian Margaret Cho joins...
On a trip organized by the United States Campaign for Burma , Ani visited refugee camps in Burma earlier this July. Burma is the site of one of the bloodiest battles for democracy in history, where the military regime running the country, now known as the State Peace and Development Council, responded to democratic protesters with brutal force, gunning down up to 10,000 persons in cold blood. She played impromptu...
On Thursday, August 26th, the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist! will present "Unconventional Heroes: An Evening of Performance Honoring Courageous Resisters" to recognize people who stood up for their beliefs in the face of extreme resistance and danger to their own well being. The list of honorees includes people like Camilo Mejia, who was the first soldier to go AWOL because of his opposition to the Iraq war, and...
Don’t miss your chance to see Ani perform her dynamic poetry in a program reserved for the power of the spoken word. Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is in its fourth season of bringing amateur talent and seasoned poets to the stage, to inspire, educate, and entertain the poet within each of us. Check out Ani’s compelling contribution on August 29th at 11 P.M. EST! If you don’t get HBO,...
to announce that Ani’s father, Dante DiFranco, passed away on July 24,
2004. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Ani and her
family during this time. If you would like to read more about the life
of Dante DiFranco, please click here.
to the recent passing of Ani’s father, she will not being playing at
the State Open Air Theater on July 27th. Unfortunately, this show
cannot be rescheduled, and refunds will be available at the point of
purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those of you
who have purchased tickets and truly appreciate your understanding at
Check out The Little Folksinger's upcoming shows in Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12 at the 9:30 Club, and you might be captured on camera by renowned filmmaker Danny Clinch. Both shows are being filmed for a possible live DVD to be released this Fall. It's also your first chance to see Ani perform on stage with upright bass player Todd Sickafoose. Each evening will start...
To celebrate the release of his new album, Salt, Arto Lindsay will perform at Joe's Pub in New York City on Monday, May 17 at 11pm. Arto will take the stage with long-time collaborators Melvin Gibbs (on bass and computer) and Micah Gaugh (on keyboards, sax and vocals). This is a rare opportunity for you to check out Arto Lindsay's smooth Bahian grooves in a live setting. Tickets are $10...
This weekend, Ani heads to Washington, DC to be a part of the March For Women's Lives, a historic event to voice support for the reproductive rights and freedom of women (which includes such issues as choice, abortion, women's health, and access to family planning). The march will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2004 on the National Mall in Washington, with Ani performing on the afternoon stage. For more...
WBFO in Buffalo is showing Ani a little radio love when it airs the special AT HOME WITH ANI DIFRANCO on April 22 at 7:00pm EST. In the special, Ani invites Rita Houston from WFUV into her home studio for an informal chat about music, touring, politics, community and her new CD, Educated Guess. She also picks up her guitar and performs new versions of "Bliss Like This" and "Educated...
Catch Ani's live studio performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic
Thursday May 27, 2004 at 11:15 PST. If you don't live in Los Angeles or
don't have a radio, you can stream it at www.kcrw.org. The performance will be rebroadcast online the same day at 6:15pm PST (9:15pm EST) if you missed it the first time around.