Azkoitia (Gipuzkoa) 1970
Anari Alberdi, better known as Anari, is a Basque singer-songwriter.
Formerly a drummer in the band Psych Out, she released her first album in 1997 and since then has released over 10 disks, including albums, singles, EPs and compilations. She’s received rave reviews for her music and has proved over her career of over 20 years that she is one of the female Basque singers with the strongest spirit. With influences spanning from Nick Cave to Bob Dylan, her music is stark and poetic.
In 2000 she released her second album, produced by Kaki Arkarazo. She collaborated with Mikel and Xabi, as in her first album, and also with Kaki himself, Drake (bassist from BAP!!), Ruper Ordorika, Mikel Azpiroz and Petti (with whom she released the EP Anari ta Petti in 2003). In 2004 she was ranked number 77 in the Rockdelux top 100 Spanish disks of the 20th century.
In 2005 she brought out her third, most critically acclaimed disk, Zebra.
In 2007 she founded the record label Bidehuts, with members of Inoren Ero Ni and Lisabö, to produce her own disks.
In 2018, she became the first woman to receive the Adarra Prize, which is awarded each year by the City Council of Donostia/San Sebastian and Donostia Kultura to an artistic career in the field of Basque music. Until now, she is the youngest person to have received this award.