We LOVE RAP MUSIC! Please come out to this showcase AUSTIN! Thursday, March 18 at 12:00AM at Flamingo Cantina
Born Anamaría Tijoux in Lille, France in 1977, Anita is the
daughter of a French mother and Chilean father who was in
political exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship.
She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of the
late 90s hip‐hop group Makiza, a group that received wide
appoval from audiences not associated in just hip‐hop
culture due to their evolved production and lyrics, styles
more in line with the New York underground of the Native
Tongues, and far from the machisimo and violence prevelant
in the rap of the times.
At the height of the group’s popularity, Anita decided to take
a sabatical from music and went back to be with her family
in France. But she couldnt stay away long, and in 2005 was
back in Chile with her old group releasing their third
critically acclaimed album, Casino Royale, after which she
soon began working on a solo album as well as collaborating
with groups from all over the globe such as Control Machete,
Bajofondo Tango Club, and Funk Como Le Gusta.
In 2006 she crossed over to the Latin mainstream pop due to
her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in
the radio hit “Eres para mí”, while at the same time releasing
her first solo album, Kaos. She was nominted to the 2007
MTV Latin awards for Best New Artist and Best Urban Artist,
as well as for her duet with Julieta.
Her latest work, 1977, will be her first album released in the
US, this April on Nacional Records.