What are the concerns of young Latin Americans today? Can hip-hop help them find answers? How important are rappers such as Ana Tijoux?
Celebrated Latin American rapper, Ana Tijoux, will be performing at the Jazz Café on April 26. We are delighted to announce a public interview with Tijoux as part of our cycle “Think Ibero-America”, chaired by ethnomulicologist Hettie Malcomson.
Ana Tijoux is a Chilean singer, MC, lyricist and rap composer. In the late 1990s she gained recognition in Latin America as the female MC of the hip-hop group Makiza following the success of her second solo album of 1977. She is a feminist and activist. Her songs denounce the failings of society, especially abuse against women. She argues for women’s rights and attacks all forms of gender-based violence. She achieved great success in 2014 with her album “Vengo”, particularly the song “Antipatriarca”. She has toured Latin America, Europe and the United States and, as one of Latin America’s leading MCs, has been nominated for a Grammy Award on several occasions.
Dr Hettie Malcomson is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Southampton. With a background in social anthropology, ethnomusicology and sociology, she has also worked as a composer for film, TV and theatre. Her main interest is the ethnographic view of social concerns in music.
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This event is a collaboration between Instituto Cervantes London, the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) and the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR).