with Maria Isa
“Ms. Tijoux is South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill: equally skillful at singing and rapping and determined to empower everyone, not just herself.” —New York Times
Chile’s hip-hop heroine known for her fierce raps about feminism, freedom, and social justice makes her debut performance in Minnesota. Ana Tijoux’s music tracks beats and samples from across the Americas dipping deep into Andean charangos, pan flutes, reggae, and R&B.
Born and raised in France to exiled Chilean parents escaping the Pinochet dictatorship, Tijoux returned to Chile after the reinstatement of civil power in 1993. She was soon revered as a national phenomenon for both her social commentaries that flow out as rapid-fire tongue twisters and her reputation for matching wits and will with her male counterparts.
Local hip-hop artist Maria Isa opens the evening with her signature “Sota-Rican” style honoring both her Minnesotan and Puerto Rican heritage.
This all-standing club concert is copresented with the Cedar.
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About the Cedar
The Cedar Cultural Center is a highly eclectic music venue located in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Over its 25 year history, the Cedar has become one of the premiere US venues for world music by fulfilling its (501c3 nonprofit) mission of promoting intercultural appreciation and understanding though the presentation of global music and dance.