Although proud to be representing Latin American female artists at ACL, Chilean MC Ana Tijoux said on stage there should be more in order to have a "beautiful invasion of culture." Tijoux, who is nominated for a Latin Grammy, is among only a handful of Latin American acts performing at the festival this year.
Tijoux sings/raps in Spanish and joked with the audience that her set was like a Spanish class. "It’s OK, you don’t need to know the language," she said. "You can feel the flow." Tijoux, who performed in Austin during South by Southwest in March, likes to say when she performs that music lovers in Latin America consume so much English-language music.
Backed by a full band and DJ, Tijoux energized crowds with favorites like "1977," "Shock" and "La Bala" She also presented new music from her latest album including the title song "Vengo" and "Creo en Ti."
Fans cheered "Chile! Chile!" during her set, which included her signature blend of softer Latin rhythms fused with harder-edged hip hop. Tijoux made her American debut in Austin in 2010, and locals are lucky that one of Latin America’s best MCs makes regular stops in the Live Music Capital of the World.