French-Chilean Hip Hop Artist – Ana Tijoux

The French-Chilean musician, Ana Tijoux has been one of the most prominent independent MC hip-hop artists and has recently seen her popularity rise.  She built her reputation from the ground up in the independent music scene with her group Makiza, in Chile, in the 1990s.  Then in 2001, through some unforeseen moments in life, she decided to break apart from the band and the music scene all together, and went back to France.

It wasn’t until 2004 that she returned to Chile and connected with funk Chilean band Aluzinati, where she then became a featured artist in Control Machete’s album, Uno Dos Bandera, and worked on a soundtrack with Julieta Venegas. She even reunited with Makiza for a short time, but realized she really wanted to pursue a solo career.

In 2007, she released her solo album, Kaos, and she was nominated in Latin America’s version of the MTV Video Music Awards as Best New Artist.

In 2009, she released her 2nd solo album titled, 1977, which was a return to her rap roots and a homage to hip hop. The album was autobiographical and dealt with the complications she endured in life.

The title track  in 1977 was also used in a Breaking Bad episode as a musical montage scene.

Ana is now touring in support of her new album La Bala which has debuted #2 on the Billboard ‘Rhythmic Latin Albums sales chart, was placed on the NPR listeners’ Top Albums of 2012, became #1 on the iTunes ‘Reggaeton and Hip-Hop charts, and hit #1 on the Amazon Latino MP3 charts.

She will be touring in California this month, then to Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Austin, Texas; and on to Atlanta, Georgia.

TOUR DATES:

Sat, Aug 25    Ana Tijoux – Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, US

Sun, Aug 26   Ana Tijoux Los Rakas and 2mex – Santa Ana, CA, US

Mon, Aug 27  Ana Tijoux Los Rakas and 2mex – San Diego, CA, US

Wed, Aug 29  Ana Tijoux RAW-G, 2mex, and Djs Nima Fadavi  – Oakland, CA, US

Fri, Aug 31     Ana Tijoux  – San Jose, CA, US

Sat, Sept 1  Ana Tijoux  – Sacramento, CA, US

Sun, Sept 2  Ana Tijoux  – Portland, OR, US

Mon, Sept 3  Ana Tijoux  – Seattle, WA, US

Sat, Oct 6  Ana Tijoux  – Austin, TX, US

Fri, Oct 12  Ana Tijoux A3C Hip Hop Festival – Atlanta, GA, US

For more details go to www.songkick.com

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