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Joy Keys chats with Musician, Activist and Mom Taina Asili

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Special Guest: Taína Asili carries on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing present and past struggles into one poetic voice. She is a puertorriqueña vocalist, poet, educator, and community organizer from Philadelphia, PA and Albany, NY.

Her recent artistic work is with her live band, Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde, soulful vocals laid over a unique fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop sounds.

Taína is a winner of the 2005 Transformation Award given by the Leeway Foundation. She has shared the stage with artists such as Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez, Pamela Means, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique and Tyrone Hill of The Sun Ra Arkestra.

Taína completed her debut album with La Banda Rebelde entitled War Cry. Check out www.TainaAsili.com
 

Video of Taina Asili and La Banda Rebelde: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJiqEzg7CPc

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