We will be back on Monday to cover several news and notes from the past week in the Americas.
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) takes place in New York City from July 11-14 and it includes concerts featuring artists from Latin America and the Caribbean. One of the most exciting performances will be tonight when Puerto Rico's Calle 13, Ana Tijoux from Chile and Ritmo Machine perform for free in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
If you cannot make it to the concert fans worldwide can still listen to it live via NPR Music starting at 8:00 PM (ET).
Much like Calle 13, hip-hop artist Tijoux does not shy away from mixing politics into her music and she has involved herself in campaigns for immigrants' rights in the U.S.
In the following video via the Brave New Foundation, Tijoux explains how the Pincohet-era dictatorship led her to believe that she cannot separate "a political thought from a musical sensitivity":
Online Sources - NPR, Celebrate Brooklyn, News Taco
Video Source - YouTube via Brave New Foundation