Chilean singer-songwriter Ana Tijoux is back to fight the power with her new single “Antifa Dance.” In the post-apocalyptic music video, she raises a revolution with a few familiar compatriots.
“Antifa Dance” previews Tijoux’s album of the same that will follow 2014’s Vengo. Her break from music was disrupted last November when she released the pan-banging anthem “Cacerolazo” to raise awareness of the Chilean protests. “Antifa,” which is short for anti-fascism, is Tijoux’s full return to form in using her music and flow to speak on societal ills at large.
“Facing authoritarianism, unrelenting hatred for the other, we again return to ‘Art,’ with all its force,” she said in statement. “Art that is charged with music and color. Art that responds in dance, an organized movement of beautiful rebellion. This is why we decided to make a danceable album. It is our profound belief that from pain, the purest act of love and resistance is born.”
With the world in self-quarantine and social distancing amid the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic, Tijoux’s dystopian music video for “Antifa Dance” feels a bit like a possible foreseeable future. She leads a sheltered society where the downtrodden are mobilized, energized, and, of course, dancing. Fellow Chilean artists and activists Álex Anwandter and Tata Barahona come along for Tijoux’s fierce and furious ride.
Tijoux’s Antifa Dance album will be released later this year. Today she also announced a summer tour in support of the album that will see her perform in London and select cities across the U.S.
7/20 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz
7/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
7/23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
9/8 – London, UK – Jazz Cafe