Radical Pride kick-off party w/ Taina Asili, Evan Greer, Alicia Vida Ortiz
Break the Chains presents a radical alternative to the corporate parade that Pride has become, with an amazing lineup of queer & trans performers using their art to fight for liberation. Featuring:
TAINA ASILI Y LA BANDA REBELDE
7-piece queer afro-latin rock + instant dance party
Check out: http://tainaasili.com/
Boston’s own legendary genderqueer riot-folker
Check out: http://evangreer.org/
ALICIA VIDA ORTIZ
Local neo-soul that will blow you away
Followed by a dance party with guest DJ TBA!
$10 at the door. 21+. More info soon!
Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde combine powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. The eight-piece ensemble from Albany, NY, offers a sound that spans continents, inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythms of rebellion. 2015 marked 20 years of Taina Asili’s career creating music for social change. She first gained attention fronting the prominent political punk band Anti-Product. She has since toured the country numerous times, as well as Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and throughout Europe. She has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Talib Kweli, Anti-Flag, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Rebel Diaz, The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Paula Cole, Pamela Means, Ursula Rucker, Staceyann Chin and Sonia Sanchez.
Taina Asili has received a blast of national attention in the media for her newest music video ‘Freedom’ released on MLK Day, which is being described as “a new Black Lives Matter anthem” by Mic.com, Latina Magazine, Okayplayer, The Source, Colorlines, Bitch Magazine, Feministing, Truthout and more. ‘Freedom’ is a song from Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde’s most recent album Fruit of Hope, and is inspired by Asili’s deep involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement and movements against mass incarceration.