Hip-hop Kichwa: Sounds of indigenous modernity

Al Jazeera, 18/ago/2012. "The Ecuadorian band Los Nin raps blending Spanish with Kichwa, the pre-Columbian language spoken during the Inca Empire. Their hip-hop has brought Los Nin international recognition. They have performed in the United States, Latin America and Europe. After Chicago and New York, Los Nin gathered crowds in Barcelona with their show Shinallami-Kanchik. They performed at Les Trois Baudets in Paris, the famous venue where musical icons such as George Brassens and Jacques Brel acquired celebrity status decades ago."

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"Kichwa hip-hop dethrones the imagery of indigenous peoples as living in rural communities isolated from modernity."
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