Taina Asili | Resiliencia

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by Taina Asili

Resiliencia is an album of compositions inspired by women’s stories of resilience. These profound stories speak from the survivalhood of colonialism, racism, immigration and sexual violence to the reclamation of beauty, joy, love and liberation. 
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Resiliencia
5:06 $1.00
2. Decir Que No
4:13 $1.00
3. La Alegria (feat. DJ Johnny Juice)
3:15 $1.00
4. Even If
5:27 $1.00
5. Gave It All My Love
5:58 $1.00
6. En la Verdad
3:36 $1.00
7. Who I Am
3:11 $1.00
8. Plant the Seed
4:55 $1.00
9. Canción de Luz
4:28 $1.00
10. Cucubano
3:44 $1.00
11. Beauty Manifested
5:16 $1.00
12. Beyond the Stars (feat. Veena Chandra)
5:24 $1.00
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Resiliencia is a collection of compositions inspired by stories of resilience Taína witnessed in interviews she conducted with women of color in various parts of the United states, Puerto Rico, and Canada over the course of several years. These stories, as well as her own, are born at the intersection of survival and reclamation of love and liberation. Go to Taina Asili's website to learn more about the stories of resiliencia.

All music composed & Arranged by Taína Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro
all lyrics by Taína Asili (except “Decir Que No” based on a poem by Sussy Santana)

Produced by Taína Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro
Recorded and mixed by Brett Portzer at White Lake Music & Post
Mastered by Emily Lazar Assisted by Chris Allgood at The Lodge

Lead vocals performed by Taína Asili
Guitar performed by Gaetano Vaccaro
Drum Kit & Timbales performed by JoBeth Umali (except tracks 2 & 9 performed by Arei Sekiguchi)
Bass guitar performed by Gabby Canzeri
Percussion performed by Dylan Blanchard
Saxophone and flute performed by Jeff Nania
Trumpet performed by Philippe Chow
Trombone performed by Dave Paul
Backing vocals on tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8,9 performed by Ayana Del Valle
Backing vocals on tracks 1,2,4,5,7,8,9,11,12 performed by Tonya Abernathy
Scratching on “La Alegria” performed by DJ Johnny Juice
Sitar performance on “Beyond The Stars” by Veena Chandra

Photography by Mike Morgan
Drawings by Taína Asili

we give thanks to
Veena Chandra, Yasmín Hernández, Nadya Lawson, Dolores Flores-lebeau, Isabel López, Esperanza Martel, Luz Márquez Benbow, Dylcia Pagan, Leah Penniman, Marta Rodriguez, Sussy Santana, Sophia Smart, Jacqui Williams, Paola Jazmin Gonzalez, Brett Portzer, Britin Foster, Emily Lazar, Johnny Juice, Claudia Cuentas Oviedo, Evan Greer, Pedro Antonio, Myriam Ortiz, Carolyn & Mario Vaccaro, Yabisi & Caona Asili, Noelle Gentile, Nate Bogardus, Victorio Reyes Asili, Laura Travison and Naomi Jaffe.



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