Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde performing at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, 3/27/10. (Photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)
Are you ready for your close-up?
Did you miss your chance to strut your acting chops as an extra in “Salt”?
Well, back in March, Nippertown’s own righteous world music ensemble Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde released their debut album, “War Cry.” Now the band is getting ready to shoot their debut music video for the song, “It’s in Our Hands.” And they need your help.
The band will be filming the music video today on Grand Street in Albany, between Wilbur and Myrtle streets. The street will be blocked off to traffic for a huge “block party” scene, which is scheduled to be filmed from 3-5pm today.
“We would love for folks from the community to come down and be a part of the shoot,” says Asili.
The band is seeking “many people of diverse ages/races/ethnicities/genders” to be extras in the block party scene. Families with children are welcome. No acting experience is required.
There’s no pay, either, but it sure sounds like a great party – and you’re invited.
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