Taína Asili Heads Virtual Workshop On Songwriting For Social Change
Capital Region-based singer, filmmaker and activist Taína Asili is leading an online three-part workshop on songwriting via the Albany Public Library starting Monday, June 21. Participants will learn about the history of social justice songwriting in the U.S. and discuss the role and impact music has had in liberation movements of the country’s past and present.
Asili is known for her 20-years-and-counting career performing at stages and historic events such as the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, Carnegie Hall and the main stage of San Francisco. Huffington Post named the artist one of “12 Freedom Fighting Bands to Get you Through the Trump Years.” Her protest songs “No Es Mi Presidente” and “Freedom,” inspired by social movements against white supremacy, mass incarceration, and police violence, as well as other works have been celebrated by Rolling Stone and Billboard.
If you missed Monday night’s session, don’t fret! Participation in all three is not required, so there is time to plan ahead for the rest of the workshop. Upcoming sessions take place July 12 and Aug. 9. Interested participants must register for each session individually.