As a singer-songwriter and women’s rights activist, Roxiny is laying the groundwork for a new kind of counterculture femme – embracing her power, defiance, and femininity all the while honoring her life’s most intimate details.
The granddaughter of a revolutionary who helped mobilize against Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo during his brutal reign, Roxiny has immersed herself in the advocacy for victims of injustice and frequently leads music workshops for GEMS, an organization that rescues girls from domestic sex trafficking.
“9 Months” Has Been Quickly Hailed By Interview, Flaunt, & Milk. Video Set To Debut In September, “RITUALS” EP Coming Early 2018
Roxiny’s first big break would come in 2013 when Sleigh Bells enlisted her as a backup singer. Two years later, she partnered with Shan Nicholson (Rubble Kings, Downtown Calling), Little Shalimar (Run the Jewels), and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe to write the song “Phoenix” for the Rubble Kings soundtrack. The only female artist featured on the film score, Pitchfork highlighted the track, favorably comparing Roxiny’s voice to early Santigold.
“9 Months” comes as Roxiny’s triumphant solo debut and is the first single off her forthcoming EP “Rituals.” The slow building track quietly moves into a full-blown anthem with Roxiny’s feverish voice climaxing with hair-raising wails amidst a backdrop of pulsing synthesizers, snarling guitars, tribal rhythms, and primitive drum machines. The song speaks to surviving a toxic, abusive relationship, and Roxiny is using it to raise awareness about violence against women in all its forms.
Roxiny performed live at Overthrow Boxing Club to kick off her 9 Months Girls Rising Campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness about violence against women and girls in all its forms. The concert was followed by an all-female donation only boxing class. Proceeds from the class and limited edition ticket sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood, the first of 9 organizations Roxiny will support for the duration of the campaign, culminating with an event on March 8, 2018, International Women’s Day.
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