Fruit of Hope

Genre : World
Released Date : 1 / Aug / 2014
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  1. Fruit of Hope
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  2. Baila al Movimiento
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  3. And We Walk
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Produced by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro. Recorded and mixed by Brett Portzer at White Lake Music & Post in Albany, NY. Additional recording by Bryan Brundidge in Albany, NY and Denis Close in Melbourne, Australia.

Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, assisted by Rich Morales.

Lead vocals performed by Taina Asili / Guitar performed by Gaetano Vaccaro / Drum kit performed by Kiki Vassilakis / Bass guitar performed by Gabby Canzeri / Congas and hand percussion performed by Dylan Blanchard / Saxophone performed by Jeff Nania / Trumpet performed by Philippe Chow / Backing vocals on “Sofrito” and “Survival” performed by Ayana D / Backing vocals on “Let Go”, “And We Walk”, “Fruit of Hope”, “Journey to Joy”, “Freedom”, and “For Our Children” performed by Tonya Abernathy / Featured vocal performance on “Freedom” by Michael Reyes / Featured vocal performance on “O Jeito Libertario” by Eliane Pinheiro / Featured vocal performance on “This Is Our Moment” by Naima Penniman / Tabla performance on “This Is Our Moment” by Devesh Chandra.

“Baila al Movimiento” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, lyrics by Taina Asili / “Fruit of Hope” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, lyrics by Taina Asili / “Sofrito” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, lyrics by Taina Asili / “Journey to Joy” music composed by Taina Asili, Gaetano Vaccaro and Kiki Vassilakis, lyrics by Taina Asili / “Freedom” music composed by Taina Asili, Gaetano Vaccaro and Kiki Vassilakis, lyrics by Taina Asili and Michael Reyes / “And We Walk” music composed by Taina Asili, Gaetano Vaccaro, Kiki Vassilakis and Sean Muniz, lyrics by Taina Asili / “O Jeito Libertario” music and lyrics composed by Matt Feinstein, Soledad Bordegaray and Mike McGwire, arranged by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro / “Abeja” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, lyrics by Taina Asili / “Let Go” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, trumpet and sax compositions co-written by Kiki Vassilakis, lyrics by Taina Asili and Kevin Price / “For Our Children” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, lyrics by Taina Asili / “Survival” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, lyrics by Taina Asili / “This Is Our Moment” music composed by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro, lyrics by Taina Asili and Naima Penniman.

Photography by Lana Ortiz / Album cover graphic design by Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro.

Appreciations From Taina
I give thanks to all those who have carved the path of creating music as a tool for social change. I dedicate this work to my “fruits of hope” Yabisi and Caona, and also to the memory of my parents and grandparents for inspiring and guiding my writing and voice. Endless gratitude and Love to my partner in life and music, Gaetano, as well as to la Banda Rebelde (Kiki, Gabby, Dylan and Tonya) and our artist contributors (Ayana, Naima, Michael, Eliane, Devesh, Matt, and Kevin). Appreciation to Brett Portzer for his hard engineering work, and to David Bourgeois and White Lake Music & Post for the generous use of the studio. Thanks to Lana Ortiz for her beautiful photography and Katie Nare for her gorgeous jewelry. Gratefulness to Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews, Lia Muniz and Carmen Torres for pronunciation and translation assistance. Gratitude to Leah, Jonah and Soul Fire Farm for caring for the land upon which we wrote most of these songs. Loving appreciation to Carolyn and Mario Vaccaro for their endless support in so many ways. And a thousand hugs to all of our friends and family for holding us in our passion, our vision and our purpose.

Fruit of Hope // Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde - Fruit of Hope
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  1. Fruit of Hope // Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde - Fruit of Hope
  2. Baila al Movimiento // Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde - Fruit of Hope
  3. And We Walk // Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde - Fruit of Hope