Dominican-American singer/activist Roxiny shares “Golden Prophet” music video
As a singer/songwriter and women’s rights activist, Roxiny is laying the groundwork for a new kind of counterculture femme – embracing her power and NYC-bred Dominican heritage. Roxiny is an artist who is unapologetically herself, utilizing the full breadth of her vocal range, accented by riotous guitars and heady, inspired lyrics to drive home her message of defiance.
Today Roxiny unveils the music video for “Golden Prophet,” taken from her 2018 album, Rituals.
“I wrote ‘Golden Prophet’ about my personal experience as a survivor of sexual abuse,” Roxiny says. “It’s the one thing that I can honestly say has affected every aspect of my life. As with many survivors, it took me a long time to come to grips with it, let alone share it. It’s been a long road to recovery and writing ‘Golden Prophet’ was just another stage in healing.”
Released in honour of the International Day of the Girl, the video intersperses shots of interpretive dancers who don slogans like “Speak up,” “I am my own” and “You are beautiful.” An urgent, post-punk rhythm careens beneath Roxiny’s sultry voice, which remains painstakingly measured as she sings, “She was so young when you burned her eyes/Golden prophet’s eyes of a God/Can’t you see her?”
Roxiny is also a seasoned champion of women’s rights: In 2017 she joined the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of over 50 women who first performed at the Women’s March in protest of President Trump’s inauguration. The Chorus would later join Kesha onstage at the 2018 Grammy Awards, where they staged a #MeToo intervention with the song “Praying.” Roxiny also conducts songwriting workshops at GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), an organization in New York that provides mentorship opportunities for young survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Most recently, Roxiny was featured in Rebecca Minkoff’s “I Am Many” campaign highlighting diverse and powerful women.
“I can only hope by sharing our stories we will continue to help all those who have lived through this,” she says. “I hope people who listen know that our power lies within, and they can’t take that away from us. Somos poderosas. (We are powerful.)”
See the video here – https://youtu.be/w-iMhAAUcFc
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