Mare Avertencia Lirika is a Zapotec artist from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, a region that is known for its marginalization of indigenous communities. In her music video “Bienvenidx” from her new album “Siempre Viva” (Always Alive), she uses hip-hop to expose Mexico’s social inequality and oppression. The video attacks Mexico’s political alignment with neoliberal economic systems that have ultimately not served its own people.

Watch the video above to hear more. Mare is currently on tour in the United States and intends to perform in Oregon, Illinois and Pennsylvania throughout May. Check out her tour schedule on her official Facebook page. You can also learn more about her work in the documentary film “Cuando Una Mujer Avanza — When a Woman Steps Forward” by Manovuelta Films, and read the full article on Mare’s activism in Latina Lista here.

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