Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde are proud to share their long awaited creations with the world after fours years since the release of their debut album War Cry. Fruit of Hope features 12 new multilingual tracks carrying listeners even farther into visions of a world of justice, lead by high-energy musical fusions of Afro-Latin, reggae, hip hop and rock sounds. The band features some new line-up changes, including the addition of a horn section. Several acclaimed guest artists from around the world are also featured on Fruit of Hope including: internationally renowned poets Naima Penniman, from Brooklyn, and MichaelReyes, from Chicago; Melbourne, Australia based Brazilian vocalist ElianePinheiro; and Northern Indian Classical tabla percussionist Devesh Chandra.
Fruit of Hope will be the seventh album Taína Asili has recorded in her 20-year career creating music for social change. She has toured the US several times, performed in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain, and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez, Stacy Chin, Paula Cole, and Talib Kweli.