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ABOUT MILA

Artist Statement
Bio

Mila Tina, a Chilean-American drummer, performance artist, and multi-passionate entrepreneur based in New York, emerged from a family steeped in both music and art. Initially finding her stride as a touring singer, musical director, and educator, her trajectory took a pivotal turn when she discovered, later in her life, her true calling in drumming, overcoming considerable resistance from her surrounding and peers.

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Driven by a fusion of passion for biohacking, martial arts, and Eastern disciplines, Mila developed effective and rapid learning techniques, swiftly evolving into the spotlight as a highly sought-after touring drummer and producer/DJ and establishing herself as a solo performer with a headlining show at international festivals like Envision.

Symbiotrix

One of her acclaimed multidisciplinary performance, showcased at conferences including Miami's Art Basel, go beyond musical skills. Mila produced an immersive experience called "Symbiotrix", offering real-time visualizations of frequencies within a martial artist's brain—exploring the symbiotic language of Mila's improvisational sound and rhythm with the movements of the Martial Artist.

Deeply engaged in the traditions of Western African drumming under the lineage of Babatunde Olatunji andana Kuma, Mila fortified her musical foundation. Collaborations with Grammy Award Winner Chris Berry not only enriched her artistic repertoire but propelled her into new dimensions of musical expression. Noteworthy collaborations with members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Paul Simon's rhythm section serve as a testament to her prominence in the dynamic and diverse musical landscape.

"The inner technology of rhythm embodiment is my access point to the soul"

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Her Journey

Her Journey stands as another soul-stirring multidisciplinary performance, distinct among Mila Tina's many productions. Skillfully blending the expressive force of drumming, dance, martial arts, and visual arts, Mila creates an immersive experience that delves into the intricate fabric of feminine energy and existence. This captivating performance garnered recognition at esteemed female-produced events, including Lesbian Who Tech and Gold Dust Womxn.

RitmoFit XP

In addition to her artistic endeavors, Mila Tina co-founded and co-created RitmoFit XP, a fitness and wellness voyage that pioneered inclusive interval training. RitmoFit XP, created in collaboration with Alumbra Sport, merges tabata, dance, calisthenics, yoga, martial arts, breathwork, and air percussion. Using her knowledge of martial arts, self-defense, and eastern practices, Mila Tina collaborated on the development of an innovative exercise routine. While her original music pays tribute to remarkable women from history, her uplifting presentation helps women tap into their full potential.

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Pxssy Tales

Mila Tina is currently a part of the dynamic all-female, multi-cultural band Pussy Tales. With powerhouse musicians Camila Celin and Inana Bold, they create an exquisite world fusion crossover sound that is primal, ancient, sophisticated, and sultry, drawing from classical vocal traditions of the world, as well as a rich background in percussion and stringed instruments. She also collaborates with queer pop musician Keeana Kee and Dj Citizen Jane on percussion.

A dedicated advocate of women's empowerment, Mila encourages women to discover their personal rhythm and unlock their transformative potential. This passion culminated in Mila Tina's visionary creation of BioDrumming, an innovative method that shares her best-kept secrets in fast learning and effortless drumming. Beyond traditional teaching, BioDrumming infuses the process with ease and joy, embodying the roots of primal feminine energy known as Shakti. Mila's BioDrumming stands as a testament to her commitment to empowering others on their musical journeys, providing a transformative platform for individuals to unlock their rhythmic potential with unparalleled efficiency and enjoyment, using inner technologies to embody the essence of rhythm.

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