It’s always a pleasure to chat it up w/ Chilean born emcee Anita Tijoux who has been doing her thing for a minute outside the US and has now been making major headway here. Her album 1977 kicked down the doors and put folks on notice she was not one to be toyed with.. Her constant sold out shows is an indication that she’s here to stay. We sat down with Anita not too long ago after she rocked the Independent in SF. We talked about her new material and the political uprisings in her native Chile where hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets protesting education tuition hikes..
Anita explained how everything in Chile has been privatized and averaged people have been economically squeezed to the point that there has been eruptions from the youth..Tijoux captured the raw emotions of what’s going down with a song called Shock.. She later did an accoustic version of the song after visiting the border in Arizona and witnessing first hand the trauma being inflicted on both documented and undocumented folks thanks to to SB 1070
Below is the Hard Knock Radio interview click the link below
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=177-s44MSVQ Shock in Chile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkvgAXkd7yM Shock in Arizona