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Ana Tijoux

Born in France to parents exiled from their native Chile by the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, Ana Tijoux returned to Santiago in 1993 and by the late 1990s was well known throughout Latin America as MC of the hip-hip band Makiza. A solo artist since 2006, she has thrilled audiences internationally with her politically hard-hitting lyrics and signature flow, earning the title of "South America's answer to Lauryn Hill" (New York Times). This year she has traveled throughout the US--performing at Austin City Limits and SXSW, among others, while making time for interviews on programs such as Democracy Now!--in support of her latest album, Vengo (2014).