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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90038
It’s challenging to be an MC and not develop one’s work around issues of violence. Struggle, yes — but no violence? Other artists have done it — artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud, for example, or filmmaker Maya Deren. Also deeply invested in personal evolution is Chilean-French MC Ana Tijoux, who this year celebrates 20 years in the rap game. She’s lately concentrating on distilling the essence of the classic Latin American songbook to create a song cycle, “Roja y Negro: Canciones de Amor y Desamor,” that retains her innate sense of timing without sacrificing any of the passion in search of the artistry of a bygone era. On this tour, she’ll cover classics including Chilean composer Violeta Parra’s “Arriba quemando el sol” and “Arauco tiene una pena,” Venezuelan singer Simón Díaz’s “Tonada de Luna Llena” and the late great Chilean troubadour Victor Jara’s “Deja la vida volar.” Also Wednesday, June 20.
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