Chilean hip-hop icon to play Riddu Riđđu
Chilean Ana Tijoux is a fearless and not least politically engaged Indigenous rapper. She has been named the best rapper in Spanish by The Rolling Stones magazine, and declared the most important Latin American rapper in an international context by Newsweek magazine. Now Tijoux is ready for Kåfjord and Riddu Riđđu festival!
South American dream booking
Ana Tijoux grew up in political exile in France during the civil war in Chile. Tijoux claims that it is hip-hop that has given her her cultural identity. "Hip-hop is the country for people who don't have a country," is a quote that describes her relationship with hip-hop culture.
In 2016, she cleaned the table at Riddu Riđđu festivála, with danceable beats and an unstoppable coolness factor. Since 2007, Tijoux has built his solo career with lyrics about discrimination against minorities, violations of human rights and social differences. She has several times achieved an impressive 8 Grammy nominations, and among other things has a song in the popular TV series "Breaking Bad".
Festival manager Sajje Solbakk on the exciting announcement
"This is going to be a crazy party! Ana Tijoux has a large international fan base for good reason; She writes strong, political texts that indigenous people from all over the world can relate to. These she delivers with beats that make it impossible to stand still! This concert is guaranteed to be talked about afterwards.”