Mixteco rapper

A Conversation with Indigenous Hip Hop artist, Una Isu

November 15, 2017
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

 

 

Room 178
Frohnmayer Music Building
961 E. 18th
UO campus

Miguel Villegas is a trilingual Ñuu Savi (Mixteco) rapper. His artistic name, Una Isu, means Eight Deer in Mixtec; a tribute to the legendary Mixtec leader Eight Deer Jaguar Claw. He has worked as a community organizer, interpreter, coordinator of cultural projects with the Binational Center for Indigenous Development Oaxaqueño (CBDIO).  

He is currently deputy state coordinator for the Indigenous Front of Binational Organization (FIOB), in California.  Miguel is a student of a university-college where he hopes to specialize in linguistics to continue preserving his native language.

In addition to writing his music, he also practices the traditional dances of Nùù Yúku, The Dance of the Diablitos and Daza de Los Chareos.

You can listen to some of Miguel’s songs at: https://www.reverbnation.com/unaisu/songs

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