This weekend in town, there will be visiting – a Chilean musical guest – giving LA exciting live performances !! The weekend lineup includes 2 separate performances, by female Chilean hip hop rapper, Ana Tijoux and her troupe, who on Saturday will be accompanied by violins and cellos (some of her pieces incorporate the sound of a string quartet).
On Ana Tijoux’s facebook page – there is a great link to an LA Time article which covers this upcoming Saturday’s performance with Montreal’s Normadic Massive. The article begins with the following statement about Ana Tijoux: “Two and a half years ago, Ana Tijoux tore up the rule book of Latin hip-hop with her breakout record, “1977.” The title alluded to Tijoux’s generation of Chileans whose parents had fled the brutal 17-year regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and had gone into European exile. Tijoux’s equally ambitious follow-up, “La Bala” (The Bullet), released in January in the United States, gave a sympathetic shout-out to Chile’s recent wave of youth-led street protests demanding education reforms and attacking the country’s growing gulf between rich and poor.” It is in from this album that the track, “Shock” is to be found. An excellent podcast interview of Tijoux on “All Things Considered” can be found at the music website of npr.
Be sure to at least make one of them, for these summer concerts promise to bring to your heart the lyrical, poetry of the New World via Europe which is globally conscious in the form of a rhyme called rap and always infused with the spirit of Chile, as the sun sets, the heat subdues and the night begins….an urban dweller’s summer dream with a definite beat, Ana Tijoux is a passionately fiery star.
On Saturday, August 25 a FREE outdoor summer show- its a summer dream – at 8pm Ana Tijoux is presented by Grand Performances and will perform at the California Plaza.
Ana Tijoux – 8pm
Link to map and directions to Grand Performance – California Plaza.
Address of Grand Performances – California Plaza:
300-350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
On Sunday, August 26, Ana Tijoux will be in Orange county at the Constellation Room which is inside The Observatory, Orange County, tickets are $10.00.
Ana Tijoux – 8pm
Link to buy tickets for Ana Tijoux at Constellation Room part of The Observatory – Orange County
Address and telephone number of The Observatory:
3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA. 714.957.0600
On Tuesday, August 28 Ana Tijoux moves up Northern California and will perform at the Atrium at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz.
Address of The Catalyst:
1011 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, 95060
On Wednesday, August 29 Ana Tijoux continues her Bay Area tour and will perform at The New Parish in Oakland.
Address of The New Parish:
579 18th Street
Oakland, 94612, CA
On Friday, August 31 Ana Tijoux rounds up her Bay Area tour in San Jose at The Bamboo Lounge at the Pagoda Restaurant in the Fairmount Hotel..
Address of The Fairmount Hotel:
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, 95113
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