Saturday, March 06, 2010

Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde Celebrate Release of Debut Album in Troy

Powerful Puerto Rican vocalist Taína Asili, from Albany,NY releases her debut album with La Banda Rebelde this March 27th, 2010, 8pm at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY.

Watch Taina Asili at the Sanctuary For Independent Media

Later this month Taína Asili will celebrate the release her newest artistic work War Cry, and embark on a spring tour of the US and Canada. War Cry, Taina Asili's debut album with La Banda Rebelde, is a unique fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop sounds, and represents the diverse origins of Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili and band members: Sicilian guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro, Greek drummer Kiki Vassilakis, Brazlian/Australian bassist Sean Muniz and Ghanian master drummer Saeed Abbas. Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde songs combine high-energy and heartfelt lyrics, sung in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Kiswahili, inspiring listeners to dance to the movement of rebellion.

This CD release celebration features a stellar line-up of guest artist, some of whom performed on the album including: Naima Penniman of the international renowned spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree; Victorio Reyes of Albany's own Broadcast Live; Brazilian samba percussionists Los Gringos; well-known Chicago poet Michael Reyes; soul vocalist Ayana D; african dancer Leah Young; flamenco dancer Lisa Martinez; live art by Marcus Anderson; and music provided by local legend DJ Trumastr.

Releasing the album War Cry is the next step in Taína Asili's 15-year career of creating music for social change. Taína Asili has toured the country several times, performed in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain, and has released five albums internationally with previous bands (Antiproduct/Ricanstruction). Taína Asili has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez, Talib Kweli, and Tyrone Hill of the Sun Ra Arkestra.


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