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Francisca Valenzuela

Francisca Valenzuela is an American-born Chilean poet, singer, writer, activist, fashion designer and entrepreneur. She has published two books and released three albums, and is founder of her own label, Frantastic Records. Her eclectic, adventurous music has gone gold in Chile and she is a Latin Grammy nominee. She is the founder of Ruidosa, an all-woman festival that has taken place in Santiago and Mexico City. Ruidosa has expanded to be a feminist arts collective doing activist work throughout Latin America and the U.S., including its recent investigation into gender discrimination within the three largest Latin music-oriented awards organizations.