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Cumbia at The Casbah

By on Mar 15, 2014 in Arts & Culture, Music

ANA TIJOUX Ana Tijoux is a politically outspoken artist from Chile. Four years ago, she released her breakout record, “1977” which alludes to Tijoux’s generation of Chileans whose parents fled the 17-year regime of General Augusto Pinochet. She lived in France’s immigrant-refugee community. As a child, most of what she knows about her homeland came from discussions over family dinners. She’s born in France to a French mother and a Chilean father. She moved back to Chile in 1993 after the country’s return to civil power. She first started rhyming in French, then in Spanish. In the 1990’s, she was the front woman of the influential Chilean hip-hop group Makiza. Their style resembled New York underground sound inspired by Native Tongues, a collective of late 1980’s and early 1990’s hip-hop artists known for positive Afrocentric lyrics and for pioneering...

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