JARINA DE MARCO
“RELEASE THE HOUNDS”
A Call to Action Against the DAPL
Video Featuring CHRIS ROCK, ROSARIO DAWSON, REGINA KING + More
NOW STREAMING VIA NYLON
Even with the recent victory, the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over. Globalista artist Jarina De Marco is unleashing her next single and video, “Release The Hounds”, bringing together celebrities like Chris Rock, Laura Gomez, Rosario Dawson, and more in order to reinforce the fact that no one is going to back down, and the video has made its debut via NYLON. De Marco wrote “Release The Hounds” in solidarity for the Sioux people and has rallied friends to create a moving song and visual piece to help raise awareness for this worthy cause. Many people in the last days have been celebrating the Obama administration request for additional studies on how the pipeline might affect the land and water at Standing Rock. However, the incoming President elect will most likely overturn this ruling, and DAPL team continues to drill.
Explains De Marco, “After seeing Amy Goodman’s report on the protests at Standing Rock, and seeing footage of private security forces sic dogs on the indigenous water protectors, I felt disgusted, overwhelmed and outraged. It struck a familiar feeling for me. Dogs have been used throughout history by the tyrannical to suppress the innocent, particularly indigenous people, and peoples of color. My mother is of Taino descent, the first people to have contact with Christopher Columbus, and almost all of them perished at the hand of the violent conquistadors that used dogs to hunt our people down. I could not believe history was repeating itself and on national television. ‘Release The Hounds’ is a call to action, and a statement of resilience, inspired by those fighting at Standing Rock.”
Besides De Marco herself, the video includes Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Laura Gomez (OITNB), Michael Raymond-James (True Blood), Esthero, Cree Summer (A Different World), Jeff Parise (General Hospital), Jackie Cruz (OITNB), Casey Harris ( X Embasador), Nate Donmoyer (Passion Pit), Curly Vasquez ( Buzzfeed, Pero Like), and Trevant Hardson (Pharcyde).
All funds and proceeds from the song and video will go to Stand With Standing Rock to help lower the cost of legal fees, supplies, and anything else the Water Protectors need to continue the fight.
MORE ABOUT JARINA DE MARCO:
Jarina De Marco was born in the Dominican Republic and spent the early years of her life traveling Latin America with her parents. The Dominican/Brazilian family performed as part of the world music scene and spent extended periods of time in remote parts of the Amazonian rainforest and Dominican countryside cataloguing indigenous sounds and rhythms as musicologists. When Jarina became old enough to speak, she began singing and performing with her family as they traveled throughout the world.
These sounds surrounding Jarina during her childhood served as her early music education and travel with her to this day. Jarina sings and speaks in four different languages, often incorporating traditional sonic pallets with modern beat makers. Jarina is creating a sound, all her own, and being recognized for her unique sound, Jarina has collaborated with the likes of GTA, Mark Ronson, and Major Lazer. Support for Jarina’s last single “Tigre” included Pitchfork, Fader and Broad City among others.