Ani is a songwriter, a producer, a singer, a speaker, an activist and a Muslim. She is the co-founder and Chair of Muslims for Progressive Values (www.mpvusa.org).
Ani has uniquely blended her two worlds of music and social activism into one. She speaks and sings her message of social justice, her angst against violations of human rights, and peace, from a Muslim’s perspective.
“One” is an interfaith album, born as a result of her love for the many faiths and the realization that we are truly one humanity. It is an organic blend of many faith traditions from Buddhist, Jewish, Christian and Islam. Guests on the cd include Rev. Noriaki Ito, Rabbi Naomi Levy (the 50th most influential Rabbi in America!) and The Kominas.
Songs inlcude "Welcome Song" a Buddhist chant over a Native American drumming, a Jewish-Muslim song called "Oneness of God", a Christian song entitled "Kyrie Eleison". "My Favourite Passages" is an ensemble of translations of my favourite passages from the Quran set to music with a gospel vocal arrangement.
Through her activism, Ani hopes these projects will show the world that there is an alternative face to Islam other than the stereotyped cast it currently has.