Ana Tijoux has been around for a long minute, but it was her birth year song, “1977,” which brought her mainstream recognition as the soundtrack to a tense desert scene on Breaking Bad. Like all her albums, the French-Chilean MC's latest, Vengo, gives a snapshot of her life – in this case, as a new mother. Vengo infuses Tijoux's flavorful Spanish-language flow with her native Andean rhythms and a proliferation of horns. Tijoux's spitting chants trip over each other on the rapid-fire title track, contrasting with the charangos strumming seductively through “Oro Negro,” while her multilingual duet with the throaty Shadia Mansour on the spirited “Somos Sur” is taken directly from a bustling Middle Eastern marketplace. With “global bass dance and visual arts collective” Subsuelo and Kumbia Queers, six women from Mexico and Argentina who describe their style as “1,000 percent Tropi Punk,” a mix of Afro-Cuban and Latin American cumbia influences, infused with queerness and punk spirit.

Fri., March 21, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 03/21/14)

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