Ana Tijoux is known as a political hip-hop artist, but she is also a direct descendent of the great Chilean poets and songwriters of the 20th century, Violeta Parra, Victor Jara, Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. Throughout her career her music has constantly evolved, from a more sample-based classic hip-hop style, to the incorporation of complicated string arrangements, to the introduction of various Latin American folk rhythms that go side-by-side with her spit-fire lyrics. In this workshop, Ana and her group will show what are some traditionally Chilean rhythms, from the national dance, the cueca to the Nueva Cancion movement of the 1960s, and how she has taken not only these historically Chilean sounds but also Peruvian and Andean influences and blended them with contemporary horns and powerful lyrics, to make a truly unique blend of South American sounds.