Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde — Photo by Katherine Wright
by Sarah Mirk
We feature new music from female-fronted bands every Monday. Today, we’re excited to debut the new music video for “Freedom,” by Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde.
“‘Freedom’ is a musical contribution to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and it was inspired by the organizing work I do in my community to end mass incarceration and state violence,” says Asili. The video shows a young Black woman running from police after a protest, interspersed with scenes of the same woman portraying a runaway slave fleeing along the Underground Railroad.
Taina Asili has been making music for 20 years—you might have gotten to know her when she fronted the punk band Anti-Product. This song is off her most recent album, Fruit of Hope, which came out in 2014 and is made with La Banda Rebelde, an eight-piece…
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