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Thursday June 18 2015
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Break the Chains Tour Comes To Dublin

category dublin | arts and media | event notice author Thursday June 04, 2015 18:49author by Taina Asili - Break the Chains

Headlined by US based internationally touring queer activist musicians Evan Greer and Taina Asili

Renowned, internationally touring, queer, activist musicians Evan Greer (Boston) and Taina Asili (New York) embark on the Break the Chains Tour this June, bringing their high-energy social justice infused performances to Ireland, England, Netherlands, and Germany. Their second stop on the tour will be in Dublin on Thursday 18 June, 8pm, at Tenterhooks Gigspace, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8, €8.

Renowned, internationally touring, queer, activist musicians Evan Greer (Boston) and Taina Asili (New York) embark on the Break the Chains Tour this June, bringing their high-energy social justice infused performances to Ireland, England, Netherlands, and Germany. Their second stop on the tour will be in Dublin on Thursday 18 June, 8pm, at Tenterhooks Gigspace, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8, €8.

Audiences who attend the Break the Chains Tour will learn to expect the unexpected during upbeat concerts that feature music ranging from folk singalongs and political punk anthems to reggae and Afro-Latin rhythms of rebellion. Evan Greer and Taina Asili, unique in their musical styles, both harness the power of music for revolutionary social change, making it irresistible for audiences to join in, sing along and dance.

Full tour dates at: http://tainaasili.com/dates and http://www.evangreer.org/tour_dates/

The Break the Chains Tour is an extension of the popular Break the Chains semi-monthly dance party held in Boston, MA, founded by Evan Greer. The Break the Chains dance party is headlined by live bands that focus on lifting up the voices of queer and transgender performers, artists of color, and other marginalized musicians. The tour will share the same goal of breaking down the systems that keep us apart and bringing diverse audiences together around music, dancing, and social justice.

Evan Greer is an LGBTQ parent, organizer, and multi-instrumentalist who writes fearless and dangerously catchy original songs that inspire hope and incite resistance. Equally at home leading singalongs in a union hall or sweating at a basement punk show, Evan has developed a cult following across North America and Europe, and has had songs featured on NPR, in college courses and major independent films. At 28 years old, Evan tours internationally as a musician and facilitates workshops and trainings to support movements for justice and liberation. Howard Zinn called Greer “an eloquent and energetic writer,” who “reminds me of Phil Ochs." Evan has shared stages with artists as musically diverse as Billy Bragg, Immortal Technique, Gil Scott Heron’s Midnight Band, Holly Near, Against Me!, The Coup, Pamela Means, State Radio, Gaslight Anthem, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Chumbawamba. Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine writes, "Evan Greer continues to write inspiring folk music in the tradition of the great protest singers ... a heck of a guitar player."

Listen and learn more: http://evangreer.org

Taína Asili is a US born queer Puerto Rican social justice focused singer, combining powerful vocals with energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae, and rock sounds. Her eclectic style offers a sound that spans continents, with heartfelt lyrics sung in multiple languages. Her debut album War Cry was released in 2010, and her latest album, Fruit of Hope, just released, has begun to gain national attention in the US. During Taína Asili’s 20-year career of creating music for social change she has toured the country many times, performed in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain, and has released five albums internationally with previous bands. Taina Asili has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez, Paula Cole, Pamela Means, Talib Kweli and The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars. Taína Asili’s voice exudes strength of Spirit, filling its listeners with the fervor of freedom and inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion.

Listen and learn more: http://tainaasili.com

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/381863558683539/

Caption: Taina Asili at Break the Chains Boston


Caption: Evan Greer open for The Coup in Boston


Caption: Taina Asili at Break the Chains Boston


Caption: Evan Greer opens for The Coup in Boston



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