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Talking Music: Ana Tijoux


Oct 08 2015


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Talking Music - Ana Tijoux

Talking Music: Hip-Hop & Politics in Chile

A Conversation with Ana Tijoux and David Garcia

French-Chilean MC Ana Tijoux talks 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 in the evening.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by Duke Performances.

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“I realized at that moment that creativity is creativity whether you’re a songwriter, an architect or a teacher; tapping into that moment of utter perfection when everything aligns and an idea is born is a magical moment of possibility and hope for any human being.” —Barbie Garayúa Tudryn, Ana Tijoux’s Passion and Creativity: An Educator Reflects on Music and Empowerment, Forum Online

French-Chilean hip-hop artist blends style with storytelling, by Miguel Sanchez, Technician, October 13, 2015 (English-language version)

Artista francesa-chilena mezcla estila con la narración, by Miguel Sanchez, Technician, October 13, 2015 (Spanish-language version)


Ana Tijoux

French-Chilean MC Ana Tijoux works at the intersection of hip-hop, jazz, and Latin music. The daughter of Chilean parents who lived in exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship, she first achieved success as the frontwoman of the Chilean band Makiza, whose understated lyrics and forward-thinking production earned the group a reputation as…...

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David Garcia

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David Garcia's research focuses on the music of the Americas with an emphasis on black music and Latin music of the United States. He is also musical director of UNC’s Charanga Carolina which specializes in Cuban danzón and salsa music. His first book Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music…...

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