"Live From Lock One" with Taína Asili y la Bande Rebelde plus The Ameros

Date(s) - Saturday 05/23/2009 - 05/24/2009
11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Taina AsiliTwo of the Capital Region’s hottest bands–Taína Asili y la Bande Rebelde and The Ameros–will be featured in a performance webcast live from The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue in Troy, on Saturday, May 23, 2009 beginning at 7 PM.  The show will be recorded for later release on DVD.  Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase by the studio audience.  Admission to this all-ages event is by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low income). For information and directions, email [email protected], visit www.MediaSanctuary.org or call (518) 272-2390.

This show is the first of a regular series called “Live From Lock One,” documenting some of the most creative local artists on the live music scene.  Each of the performances will be recorded with a studio audience and streamed live.

Taína Assili y la Bande Rebelde

Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde features soulful vocals laid over a unique infusion of rock, neo-soul, reggae, hip hop, and Afro-Caribbean sounds. The band’s eclectic style represents the diversity of its band members, who have origins in Puerto Rico, Sicily, Greece, Brazil and Tanzania. Taína Asili carries a fire breathing voice of profound passion and uncompromising spirit, seeking to inspire personal and political transformation through her words and music!

Taina Asili – Vocalist
Gaetano Vaccaro – Guitar/Saxaphone
Kiki Vassilakis – Drums
Sean Muniz – Bass

The Ameros

The Ameros are an Albany-based rock band, not to be confused with the “Amero” coins allegedly being minted by the government for use by a secret economic union of the U.S., Mexico and Canada!

Jesse Calhoun – Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Kawari – Lead Guitar / Back up Vocals
Sean Muniz – Bass/Vocals
Kiki Vassilakis – Percussion

“Live From Lock One” takes its name from the Federal Dam in Troy, a structure built across the Hudson River a block from The Sanctuary for Independent Media.  The location of the dam marks the northern end of the Hudson River estuary; it is the first lock encountered by vessels passing from the Hudson River into the Great Lakes by way of the Barge Canal.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY.  The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.