A free outdoor concert in Central Park was the perfect way to start off the LAMC. As part of its weekly free concert series, the Summer Stage welcomed Franco-Chilean Hip Hop darling Ana Tijoux, best known to American audiences as the singer of 1977, a song featured in the show Breaking Bad (season 4, episode 5) and EA Sports FIFA ‘11
Cindy’s camera braving the elements
No stranger to drawing an enthusiastic crowd, Tijoux played a rain soaked set, the audience dancing around as the heavy droplets got us caught in the rain. Always the socially conscious artiste, Ana Tijoux did not shy away from talking about issues of feminism, femicide, and the Palestine-Israeli crisis. Her music too speaks of social issues, and her set finishing piece was Somos Sur, the anthem of the underrepresented.
Tijoux finished her set just as night fell on Central Park and a firefly show was on full display. Im trying to find another word besides magical to describe that show but nothing else is fitting. It was pretty magical.
Part 2 to be continued…