Flores and ‘Tijeras’: a feminist revindication of Quechua and indigenous women through a fusion of Andean-trap music


  • Priscila Alvarez-Cueva
  • Sofia Sousa


This article explores the song ‘Tijeras’, by Renata Flores, with the aim of identifying how the narrative of the message is constructed in the song, what elements accompany the representation and how they dialogue. To do this, the authors carry out an in-depth reading (Buonanno, 1999) where they identify five areas that allow us to understand the song as a weapon of protest and vindication, not only of indigenous women but also of the quechua language. In doing so, the article discusses the fusion Renata Flores makes between the mountains, the street, and the musical genre, while promoting a feminist message of union to face gender violence. In addition, the authors discuss the difference in cosmopolitanism that the artist projects, which in turn vindicates the representation of the indigenous Quechua-speaking woman. In general, the results suggest that the song ‘Tijeras’ contributes to the oral and musical transmission of Quechua, while promoting revolutionary and feminist ideals that connect with young audiences, to encourage identification processes that contribute to the elimination of violence against women, in general, and minority groups such as the indigenous, in particular.



2021-12-22 — Atualizado em 2021-12-27