CD Release: Chilean Rapper Ana Tijoux's La Bala (Nacional Records)

Update March 2012:

A new free download from Ana Tijoux that I wanted to share.  It’s an up-tempo remix made for the club by LA’s global bass connoisseur Captain Planet, who turns “Shock” into a 3ball dancefloor banger:

From a media release:

CD Release: Ana Tijoux's La Bala
From Nacional Records
Out January 24, 2012

I wanted share with you the new album from Latin America’s premier female rapper Ana Tijoux, released Jan 24th exclusively on iTunes

• The lead single “Shock” is now available for free download in the US + Mexico as the iTunes “Single of the Week”.  

La Bala is Ana Tijoux’s highly anticipated follow-up to her 2010 GRAMMY nominated breakthrough debut 1977, which you may have heard Ana Tijoux’s “1977” recently on the hit TV show Breaking Bad, or seen her as the featured guest on NPR’s influential “Tiny Desk Concert” series. 
Tijoux made her U.S. debut performing at SXSW in 2010 and has since toured the U.S. and Europe, with stops at New York’s Central Park Summerstage, San Francisco’s Outside Lands and Chicago’s Lollapalooza, plus a very special live performance during GRAMMY weekend with The Roots as her backing band.

Shock, the first single, is a call to arms that grows in intensity with the gradual but sure build of a Bolero. Her politically charged message - in support of the Chilean young people fighting for the right to a free and universal education, relies on the eloquence of her words and her earnest delivery rather than on any "shock" value of its own. Its thoughtful and melodic.