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Anita Tijoux

Chilean hip-hop sensation Anita Tijoux is touring the States in support of her new autobiographical, conceptual album, 1977.  Born Anamaría Tijoux in Lille, France in 1977, daughter to a French mother and a Chilean father while in political exile during Pinochet's dictatorship. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late nineties. 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". This album, named for her year of birth, paints us a picture of her beginnings in France and pays homage to the early 90s era of hip-hop that got her into rapping as a teenager in Chile. Having gained recognition as an MC for various rap groups in Chile during the late 90s, Tijoux has also taken time to explore other areas of music beyond underground hip-hop, and her duet with Julieta Venegas “Eres Para Mi” became a radio hit. She continues to prove her abilities as a true “rapera” through her cunning and sophisticated lyrics shown off through her hypnotic, jazzy voice and dynamic beats.
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Meet Chilean Rapper Anita Tijoux :1977 and Beyond-Sxsw in Effect- 
Anita Tijoux "A Veces" (con Hordatoj) - Music Video
Anita Tijoux - 1977  - Music Video
Anita Tijoux Promo Video for "1977"

Fronted by Afro-Boricua MC/songstress Lah Tere, and Chilean brothers Rodstarz and G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in front of a half million people, the bilingual trio has taken the international community by storm with their explosive live shows. With influences ranging from dirty south bounce to south american folk, Rebel Diaz combines classic boom bap tradition with Hip Hop’s global impact. Having been likened to a bilingual Fugees,  the group’s versatility has allowed for them to share the stage with the likes of Common, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli, while feeling right at home with acts like Rage Against the Machine, Sergent Garcia, and Obie Bermudez. Recent tours in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Guatemala, and Chile, have only solidified their international appeal. On the heals of their critically acclaimed Otro Guerrillero mixtape series, Rebel Diaz will soon be releasing an all-spanish EP in March 2010, to be followed by their debut full length LP in the Summer of 2010. With roots in Chicago and now based in the South Bronx, NY, Rebel Diaz has also piqued the interest of the academic community with their poignant social commentary and energetic performances. They have spent the last two years visiting dozens of colleges and universities, facilitating workshops, speaking on panels, and performing at national conferences. Building on this growing network of positive young people in Hip Hop, the group recently opened a community arts center in the South Bronx, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective.

M.C/Director/Designer/Blogger/Model/Art Clockmaker
Crosby has always had a way with words, performing for many benefits supporting the arts in public schools, while he was still in high school he gave a break away performance at the DKNY Flagship Store on Madison Ave, where he was introduced and given extra guidance by one of the most influential leaders in Hip-Hop, Russel Simmons. Crosby does not need to shout to be heard, he commands audiences with his charismatic stage presence and tight flow. He's experienced in performing to crowds ranging from 1500 to 15, engaging people with his high energy interactive crowd participation. Crosby is a great addition to any bill. He also makes some amazing clocks & organizes the biggest and best underground hip-hop showcase- Hip-Hop Howl.

Yahaira Paulino

The brainchild of Yahaira Paulino, the IN THE CLOSET SERIES answers the question: What do people do when no one is watching?  UNARAZA Productionz & Core Temp Arts will bring you this new series which will consist of various seasons made up of 6 distinct short films, all telling unique human stories of love, loss, deceit and everything in between.

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