Artist-in-Residence: Ana Tijoux
Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 12:00 pm
ANA TIJOUX: HIP-HOP & POLITICS IN CHILE
French-Chilean MC Ana Tijoux speaks with David Garcia, Associate Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill, about the politics and realities of contemporary Latin America, including her native Chile, and how they inform her work as a hip-hop artist. Tijoux performs at Motorco Music Hall later that evening.
French-Chilean MC Ana Tijoux is one of today’s most compelling voices, working at the intersection of hip-hop, jazz, and Latin music. Since 2007, Tijoux has built a musically adventurous and politically engaged solo career, assailing human rights injustices in Chile and throughout Latin America with her trademark rapid-fire flow. In her words, “hip-hop is the land of the people that don’t have a land.” With both GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nominations this past year, Tijoux is making her best music yet; her work is “take-no-prisoners, precise, and powerful” (NPR).
Thursday, October 8, 12 – 1 PM
Forum for Scholars & Publics, 011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke West Campus (Directions)
Free & open to the public; a light lunch will be served for all attendees starting at 11:45 AM.