THE TIME HAS COME FOR SOLTRON’S FIRST MUSIC VIDEO AND YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!
We are calling on all #SOLTRONSF family, friends, and fans to join us in this momentus occasion. We will meet at 24th and Mission BART station at 8:30 am SHARP and will provide limited coffee and pastries. We will then assemble en masse and march down Mission to Dolores Park.
The point is to show, as our song says, “We still here, me and my tribe, tryna thrive”.
- We want to represent for our city and community so please join us and bring the beautiful energy that fuels the work we do.
- Please bring protest signs, focusing on gentrification, immigrant rights, indigenous rights, womens rights, LGBTQQ rights, environmental issues or other messages of resistance.
- IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL COME ON TIME SINCE THE VIDEOGRAPHERS WILL BE KEEPING A STRICT TIMELINE. We hope all can join us as we #STANDUP!
- SPREAD THE WORD! PLEASE.
Soltron is a New Musical Message of Resistance
Soltron’s activism is what Talib Kweli once called “the beautiful struggle”: a mix of political determination and feel-good party music.
See below 2 great videos!
The band music influences come from Cuba, Brazil, Central America — but their life in the Mission District of San Francisco informs their music, which, since the group’s formation in 2014, has stood against gentrification and colonization. Now, their message has become global.
“This band has been political from the onset, but we were just focused on our immediate community of San Francisco, in the Mission,” says music director and Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI) player Daniel Riera. “But I see now that we have to expand our focus and look at what’s happening in this nation, and the world too. Because Trump is not just impactful for the United States, but for the whole entire world.”
Adriana Marrero, vocals; Roque Baron, vocals and MC; Daniel Riera, EWI and flute; Christian Navarro, trumpet; Ruben Sandoval, trombone; Manolo Davila, guitar; Remi Spiro, timbales and chekere; Arturo Blanco, drum kit; Ahkeel Mestayer, congas and pads, and former members Anthony Sierra, congas; Kai Lyons, bass; and Noah Rosen, tenor sax.