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Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde (concert)

9/23/17 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Launders Underground

As part of its continuing efforts to spotlight the work of grassroots activists and media-makers, Weave News is pleased to present a concert by Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde.

Taína Asili is a New York based 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. Her newest artistic work is an energetic fusion of powerful vocals laid over Afro-Latin, reggae, and rock sounds. Residing in Albany, NY, Taína Asili performs her social justice songs as a solo artist, and also with her dynamic eight-piece band, Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde, bringing love, resistance, and ancestral remembrance to 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.

Supported by the ALCOA Foundation Cultural Affairs Program Fund and the Arts Collaborative.

Free admission. Open to the public.

This event is part of the The Weave News 10th anniversary conference on "Citizen Journalism as Activism: From Local to Global" to be held on the St. Lawrence University campus on September 22-24. For more information on the conference, including registration details and a full list of panels, workshops, and other activities, please visit http://www.weavenews.org/conference/.

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