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Anita Tijoux

Born Anamaria 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 mi". She is currently promoting her first solo album, Kaos.

After the return to democracy in Chile, Anita flew back to her father's land. Being a teenager, she found home in the emerging hip-hop scene of Santiago de Chile and she started rhyming first in French, then in Spanish. For a while she formed part of a group that included Zaturno, later of Tiro de Gracia. In 1997 she joined Seo2, Cenzi and DJ Squat to form Makiza.

Right before the release of their second single and their touring through neighbor countries, Anita Tijoux decided to break off the group for personal reasons. At the moment she announced that she was abandoning not only Makiza but hip-hop as a whole and her music career as well.

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