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Ana Tijoux at the Ritz

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LA BALA: Music lovers in San Jose have a rare chance to see celebrated Chilean hip hop artist Ana Tijoux in a small club setting at the Ritz.

LA BALA: Music lovers in San Jose have a rare chance to see celebrated Chilean hip hop artist Ana Tijoux in a small club setting at the Ritz.

Anamaría—sometimes Ana, sometimes Anita—Tijoux Merino was born in Lille, France to a Chilean family.  Politically exiled during the Pinochet dictatorship, her social-worker mother regularly brought her daughter to the office in France. It was there that Tijoux fell in love with hip-hop and picked up anti-colonialist philosophies. After moving back to Chile, Tijoux joined other immigrant artists to start the hip-hop group Machika. Since 2006, she has flourished with her own solo career, blending hip-hop with other South American instruments and sounds like those of acoustic indigenous Quechua music or traditional Latin cumbia. SuenaTron and Fulminante share the bill.

Ana Tijoux
Tue, 7pm, $30+
The Ritz, San Jose

 

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