We were very proud to host Ana Tijoux‘s debut UK gig at Favela Chic in 2011 – it was a wicked night, she’s a lyrical showstopper. At the forefront of the international Hip Hop movement, Ana is only the second Chilean musician to be Grammy nominated, has collaborated with the likes of Julieta Venegas (on the hit ‘Eres Para Mi’), Control Machete, and Bajofondo, was #1 Latin album of the year on Amazon in 2010 and broke new ground on iTunes charts around the world.
Ana started out with rap group Makiza whose lyrics were full of social commentary, particularly about the injustices against the indigenous people of Chile. The radical slant of her new Bossa Nova style track, then, is not surprising. What is surprising is that, unlike most popular artists – who tend to bow the status quo as they climb the ladder of fame – Tijoux’s radicalism is growing as quickly as her reputation is. Her new song “NO AI TPP” (video above) focuses on opposing and exposing the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP). You can download the track for free via MediaFire on YouTube too. If you haven’t heard about the TPP, we’re not surprised. It’s being kept secret by some of the most dangerous secret keepers in the world.