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PRESS KIT PDF

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FEATURES

INTERVIEWS

MENTIONS

AWARDS/ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 QUOTES/EXCERPTS

“Taina is a true talent, and a true social justice warrior.”
– KC Orcutt, The Source

“New music video from Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde kicks racism in the teeth”
– Tom Morello, Guitarist of Rage Agains the Machine

“In attempt to proliferate the messages of equality and justice, Asili recently released a powerful new song and accompanying music video, “Freedom,” which features Black Lives Matter and prisoner justice activists in an attempt to invigorate and support their work.”
– Julie Zeilinger, Mic.com

“Every successful movement for social change has had music and culture baked into it. This is exactly the type of music our generation needs as we work to address the many issues facing our society.”
– Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

“Asili is an artist to take very seriously, and this is an important, political-yet-joyous work of passion and purpose, using music to promote ideas and truth, like it used to be.”
– David Malachowski – The Times Union

“A teacher, activist, community organizer, and mother, Asili has specific goals for her music and the language that it carries. It’s been only three years since she moved to Albany, but in this time she’s built a new band, possibly the region’s most diverse; penned a host of politically urgent tunes in a variety of languages; toured the country twice; and, most recently, released War Cry, a pan-global roots-musical mélange that appeals to the struggle of tradition to envision a world of social justice.”
– Josh Potter – The Metroland

“Her vocals penetrate your heart, the lyrics stir your conscience, the melodies are soothing and the rhythms are contagious.”
– Bob Goepfert – Troy Record

“Their sound is hard to pin, drawing on jazz, reggae, hip hop, and the incendiary energy of Nuevo Cancion and throwing them into a solid folk-rock. Though the group as unit wouldn’t work if any one member were missing, front-woman Asili is undoubtedly the focus, bringing a proud defiance to her work. Equal parts Lauryn Hill, Ani DiFranco and Lila Downs, the group’s songs embodied the kind of power that only ordinary people have when they are able to raise their voices.”
– Alexander Billet – Fabulous Feminist Blog

“Taina brings the struggles, their drum beats and fists raised, to her work, safeguarding respect for those who have come and for those who are about to come. Her voice-tinged with anger, sadness, and hope- undulates like the waves crashing against the lands for which she fights.”
– Gina Renzi – Director of Foundation Arts

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Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, bandleader and activist combining powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. Her music offers a sound that spans continents, exuding strength of Spirit, inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion.

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Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, bandleader and activist carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Residing in Albany, NY, she performs her social justice songs as a solo artist, and also with her eight-piece band, Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde, performing at venues, festivals, conferences and political events across the globe. Taína Asili’s voice exudes strength of Spirit, filling listeners with the fervor for freedom and inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion. During Taína Asili’s 20-year career of creating music for social change she has toured the country many times, toured Europe from Ireland to Germany, and has performed in Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Taína Asili has performed at many well-known festivals and venues, sharing the stage with renowned artists and activists such as Talib KweliCornel WestUrsula RuckerSonia SanchezTom MorelloPaula ColeJello Biafra, and The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars.

HI RES PHOTOS

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MUSIC VIDEOS

LIVE VIDEO

MUSIC

ALBUM ART CREDITS

War Cry: Graphic Design by Sun Angel Designs,  Cover Photograph by Benjamin Wong, Cover Painting by Monk.e, Interior Photography by Liz Lajeuness.
Fruit of Hope: Cover Photography by Lana Ortiz, Graphic Design by Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro.

LINKS

Website: TainaAsili.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/TainaAsiliMusic
Youtube: Youtube.com/TainaAsili
SoundCloud: Soundcloud.com/tainaasili
Twitter: Twitter.com/TainaAsili
Instagram: Instagram.com/TainaAsili

CONTACT

info@tainaasili.com
518.300.3255

Fruit of Hope // Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde - Fruit of Hope
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