I was SO UNBELIEVABLY HAPPY to see this week that French-Chilean MC and fierce-ass woman Ana Tijoux is BACK! Vengo, the lead single off her upcoming album of the same name, dropped two days ago, and I’ve been jamming to it non-stop since then. In it, Tijoux speaks of her immense pride for her indigenous ancestry, and calls for us to decolonize what we’ve been taught. This is no small thing for us Latin@s – we are often told the stories of our whiteness by our families, our connections to Spain or Europe, with our connections to indigenidad and the African diaspora swept under the rug like a dirty secret everyone knows is there. In this track, Ana speaks of her longing for the stories she hasn’t been told, the histories of stolen land, and it is so refreshing and beautiful to hear someone with her platform talk about race in this way.
Verónica está ansiosa de aprender la historia no contada de nuestros ancestros.