In 2020, together we will RAISE THE VIBRATION through Action, Art, Connection, Imagination, and Love as survivors, activists, youth create #VDay benefits, #1BillionRising and #RaiseTheVibration creative resistance events across the planet.

Social justice artist Taína Asili has composed and written a liberation song – in collaboration with One Billon Rising, entitled “We Are Rising.” We are honored that Taína has created this new anthem for One Billion Rising. It is a call to action, to dance, to RISE. The song celebrates our collective energy, creative resistance, and solidarity as we RISE against the tides of violence against all women, climate crisis, racism and corporate greed.

“Music has always been the heartbeat of our movements for liberation. With “We Are Rising” I offer women around the world a new anthem to help us tap into the energy, strength, courage and wisdom needed to usher in a new era of justice and healing.” – Taína Asili

Taína is a New York based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker, and activist whose work honors the tradition of her ancestors and carries themes of hope and liberation, which surges into one soulful and defiant voice.

***Welcoming in the New Year, we are thrilled to share the NEW #WeAreRising music video. Directed by social justice artist Taína Asili – who also wrote and performed the song – the video features studio footage from the recording session and activist footage from One Billion Rising actions all over the globe. Executive Produced by Eve Ensler, Susan Celia Swan and Monique Wilson for One Billion Rising. It is a call to action, to dance, to RISE.***

Listen/Watch, Share, Spread widely and RISE!

RAISE the vibration for freedom for women around the world. Together, We Are RISING.

DOWNLOAD the song here >
“We Are Rising”
Written, Produced and Performed by Taína Asili
Executive Produced by Eve Ensler, Susan Celia Swan & Monique Wilson and One Billion Rising

Musicians:
Taína Asili – lead vocals
Josette Newsom – backing vocals
Amanda Serrano – backing vocals
JoBeth Umali – drum kit
Gaetano Vaccaro – guitar, bass and digital production
Gabrielle Feliciano – saxophone/chorus vocals
Teagan Taylor – trumpet/chorus vocals
Andrea Neumann – trombone/chorus vocals
Jessica Bellflower – violin
Dylan Blanchard – congas
Jordan Taylor Hill – djembe

Recorded by Brett Portzer at White Lake Music and Post in Albany, NY and by Peter Karl at Conveyor Music Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

Mixed by Taína Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro. Mastered by Emily Lazar Assisted by Chris Allgood at The Lodge.

“We Are Rising” Lyrics

In a time of an upheaval
will come a transformation
Ignite a fire that will burn
like the sun
become strong movement
fierce and determined
informed by where we are
and where we’ve come from

We are those who are rising
from Manila to Miami
building trust and solidarity
love is our bond
And in the streets we are marching
to end the rape and the suffering
to stop the facist tyranny
organized as one

Chorus:
We are, we are rising
We are, we are rising
We are, we are rising tonight and in this life

From those who dare interrupt the violence
To those who expose the truth and break the silence
warriors who work to open the prisons bars
valiant souls who stand up against the unjust wars

multitudes who defy the walls along the border
masses who unify to protect our water
rebel minds who unionize for worker’s rights
fearless hearts who fight to defend trans lives

those who take back their land and their health
those who seek to redistribute the wealth
youth who demand a right to education
Those who reclaim political power in their nation

We cry out “say her name”
we chant “love trumps hate”
And “we will not be erased”
“It’s we who decide our fate”
cause

Chorus x2

We are women who’ve endured
violence and degradation
slavery, trafficking, and mutilation
rape and abuse, racist discrimination
Those who survived
labor exploitation
Colonization and gentrification
imprisonment, migration
and militarization
Homophobia and
Transphobic aggression
Violence by police
Reproductive oppression
But from the pain we will open eyes
Awaken hearts and awaken minds
And our demands we intensify
Strategically we are organized
Together we can raise the vibration
Through art action and imagination
Respect, love and communication
And love for our future generation
Intersectional, inclusive we come
Collective power is how this is won
We keep rising like the fire of the sun
will rise like the sun
will rise like the sun
One for a billion a billion for one x8

Chorus x2

A way of life, a way of being
Ignite the fire, we are believing
As one