Ana Tijoux to Record with DJ Chilly for KEXP Radio (7/11)

Somewhere in between accepting chronic urban black foot from trekking down Broadway in sandals everyday and secretly enjoying the momentary relief of being dripped on by window air conditioners, we start to forget why it is we stick around in New York City for the summer. And then the Latin Alternative Music Conference comes to town, and we remember. Bringing you the freshest sounds from below the border for the past 13 years, LAMC has lined up seven acts to play in New York this year, from July 11 to July 14.

Before kicking off her showcase at SOB’s in Manhattan’s West Village on Thursday, French-Chilean hip hop dynamo Ana Tijoux is stopping by The Cutting Room tomorrow (7/11) to record tunes and interviews for KEXP with radio DJ Chilly. Former MC of Chilean hip hop group Makiza, Tijoux released her debut solo album Koas in 2007 with independent label Oveja Negra, scoring her nominations for Best New Artist and Best Urban Artist at the 2007 Premios MTV Latinoam√©rica (the Latin American version of the MTV Video Music Awards). After the 2009 Latin American release of her second album, 1977¬† (named for the year she was born), Nacional Records released the LP in the US in 2010 (you may have heard its first single (also named 1977) on the 2011 FIFA soundtrack, or featured in AMC television series Breaking Bad). In conjunction with Nacional Records,Tijoux released her US album in January of this year entitled La Bala – which you can check out here. Don’t miss this – think orchestral strings and horns backed with rumbling bass and accented with reggaeton gunshots, on which Tijoux lays down some serious Spanish flow.

Don’t forget to check out Ana Tijoux live at SOB’s on July 12 at 6:30pm or her (free) performance at the Bandshell in Prospect Park on July 13 at 6pm. Be sure to check back for updates on tomorrow’s session!

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