Today,Â LatinaÂ premiered the new video â€œLos Peces Gordos No Pueden Volarâ€ from Grammy and Latin GrammyÂ nomineeÂ Ana Tijoux.Â Watch it here:Â http://bit.ly/1n2yuuM
The new video features children rapping along to Ana Tijouxâ€™s lyrics, where she says,Â â€œIâ€™m just another mother who sleeps little but dreams a lot, who learns more from her children than from the adult world. Â When I grow up, I want to be a child.â€
The song â€œLos Peces Gordos No Pueden Volarâ€ is from Ana Tijouxâ€™s critically acclaimed new albumÂ â€˜Vengoâ€™Â which was written while she was pregnant and recorded â€œin-between diaper changes.â€
This summer,Â Ana TijouxÂ (with baby in tow) returned to New York for a major concert at theLatin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC)Â showcase at Central Parkâ€™s SummerStage, which earned a glowing review from theÂ NY Times.Â While in New York, Ana Tijoux also visitedBuzzfeedÂ andÂ Democracy Now.
Ana Tijoux has multiple upcoming festival appearances and USA concerts dates, starting onAugust 30thÂ in Washington, where sheâ€™s opening forÂ Dave Mathews BandÂ at the Gorge Amphitheatre.
Ana Tijoux is also playing atÂ Supersonico FestivalÂ in Los Angeles onÂ October 11th, along with CafÃ© Tacvba, Calle 13 and more.Â She will perform both weekends atÂ Austin City Limits, along with Eminem, Beck and Izzy Azalea, plus in San Francisco onÂ October 18thÂ at theÂ Treasure Island FestivalÂ with Outkast and Janelle Monae.
Additional shows includeÂ PortlandÂ onÂ August 31stÂ at Mississippi Studios,Â MinneapolisÂ onOctober 4thÂ at Cedar Cultural Center andÂ ChicagoÂ onÂ October 5thÂ at Subterranean.
Ana Tijouxâ€™ signature song â€œ1977â€ was recently featured in ABCâ€™s hit show â€œDancing With the Stars” after previously appearing on â€˜Breaking Badâ€™Â and EA Sportâ€™s â€˜FIFAâ€™ video game. She also recently performed withÂ Lauryn HillÂ at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, plus live sessions for both theÂ BBCÂ andÂ KCRWâ€™s â€˜Morning Becomes Eclectic.â€™
Ana Tijouxâ€™s new album â€˜Vengoâ€™ debuted #1 on the iTunes Latin charts and has earned strong praise and multiple features atÂ Newsweek,Â NPR,Â Billboard,Â Spin,Â Rolling Stone,Â Vibe,Okayplayer,Â Mother Jones,Â NY TimesÂ and more.
â€˜Vengoâ€™ is the follow-up to Ana Tijouxâ€™sÂ GrammyÂ andÂ Latin GrammyÂ nominated album ‘La Bala,‘ which was widely celebrated by critics as one of the best albums of the year.
The buzz around Ana Tijoux has been steadily building since her Grammy nominated debut â€˜1977â€™ bubbled up from an underground sensation into mainstream recognition, withRadioheadâ€™s Thom Yorke’sÂ naming the song one of his favorite tracks of the year.
“Ana Tijoux is nothing less than a Latin American Lauryn Hill. Â
Rapping with precise enunciation, unerring rhythm, and tremendous flow,
with a melodic sense that connects her rapping to her singing,”
–Â Rolling Stone
“Her voice sounds unflappable, assured and playful, not strident,
and her backup tracks wander tunefully all over the Americas,
drawing on Andean flute and charango as often as reggae or R&B.
She makes her righteousness joyful, even seductive.”
–Â New York Times
â€œTijoux is one of the most influential hip hop artists in Latin America.
In her latest album, French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux finds inspiration
in the birth of her child and the complexities of womanhood.
–Â NPR ‘All Things Considered’