Recap, photos: Ana Tijoux at Pax

By | May 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment
Ana Tijoux at PAX

Touring behind La Bala, French-Chilean emcee Ana Tijoux performed at PAX on Saturday night. -- all photos by Jesse Meadows

“It’s our first time in Miami, and we’re very happy to be here” was the only small talk we heard from the 5’2”, pretty, dark-haired lady wearing purple tennis shoes, leopard print tights, and a comfy, plaid, button-up shirt.

Her name is Ana Tijoux, and she builds puzzles with words, making up images that begin to take form as soon as she starts rhythmically spitting them over catchy beats with the easy flow of casual conversation. Despite the pop backdrop, Tijoux’ lyrics are neither light nor pretty. With a career similar to M.I.A.’s in both source of inspiration and form, she raps about government injustices that she has experienced firsthand.

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