Artown - Ana Tijoux
July 25, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This Artown event is Free!
Regarded by many as the best rapper in the Spanish language, Ana Tijoux’s career has spanned 10 years of pure hits. Starting with her groundbreaking group Makiza–which mixed socially conscious lyrics with production styles unheard of in Latin America–to collaborations that turned into world-wide hits, Tijoux has always been at the forefront of her genre, one step ahead of the pack.
In 2010 she took a bold step forward to see if her flow would be accepted by those in the English-speaking world. The results? Two coast-to-coast tours in the USA, picked by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke at the top of his summer listening list, #1 Latin album of the year at Amazon.com, breaking new ground on iTunes charts around the world, and to top it all of, a Grammy nomination–only the second ever by a Chilean artist. Her laid-back style and flow, mixed with jazzy production akin to old school classic hip-hop from its golden era, gives her a unique sound that has caught the ears of new fans across the globe. And she uses these techniques to tell a story that is from the typical hip-hop anthem. A true revelation for Latin music, for world music, for hip-hop.