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Vengo

Ana Tijoux

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Defying easy categorization, veteran French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux interweaves a veritable United Nations’ worth of multicultural influences on Vengo. Reconnecting with the trenchant fire she displayed on 2009’s La Bala, Tijoux branches off into a broad range of topics that touch on themes of love, dignity, and brotherhood. Borders between genres melt away as the tracks find common ground among rap, Latin, jazz, R&B, and indigenous South American sounds. Tijoux slings rhymes with a masterful sense of flow, augmented by her soulful singing on tracks like “No Mas” and “Oro Negro.” The crisp ‘n’ funky “Los Peces Gordos No Pueden Volar” celebrates motherhood with a light yet knowing heart. Elsewhere, the tone is more intense, with “Somos Todos Erroristas” (featuring producer Hordatoj) and “Delta” (spotlighting DJ Niel) standing out for their insistent thrust. Vengo’s substantial lyrical content is matched by adventuresome musical moves, ranging from the use of Andean flutes on the title track to the Jamaican dub touches on “Mi Verdad.” Tijoux negotiates these twists and turns with admirable confidence.

Customer Reviews

Mar

Con las venas abiertas vengo

Fantastic!

Incredible as always, Ana Tijoux's lyrics shine through with socially conscious music

Amazing beginning to end...

I only listened to this album once on NPR's First Listen, and was hooked! It's a rarity for me to find and listen to albums that I enjoy entirely. This is a little gem that I added to my treasure of music.

Biography

Born: June 12, 1977 in Lille, France

Genre: Latin Urban

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Chilean rapper Anita Tijoux initially established herself in the Latin American hip-hop underground as a member of the pioneering group Makiza during the late '90s. She found much more widespread success several years later as a solo artist and guest rapper, though, most notably on "Eres Para Mí," a 2006 collaboration with Julieta Venegas that was a smash hit throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Born Anamaría Merino in Lille, France, on June 12, 1977, to a French mother and a Chilean father who...
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