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ENSPIRE Contributor: Gabrielle Maya
Damien Escobar, the ‘King of Strings’ is back with a new song release called “Taboo”. He is a two Emmy-Award Winning artist, violinist, musician, and performer. His new single “Taboo” has a new music video directed by Adio Ash and includes two violinists: Nina Woods and Jordan Pettis. It premiered on BET Soul and BET.com. “Taboo” is now available on all streaming platforms via SRG-ILS Group.
For those who are fans of violin composers, Escobar is known as one of the most influential and impactful violinists in modern history. He is a Jamaica, Queens native, and at twelve years old, he graduated from Julliard. Performing as a straphanger on the NYC subway he soon performed in front of Oprah and the Obamas. He has a sense of humility and is a very charismatic and sincere person. Because of his career, Escobar received an NAACP award nomination, billboard chart-topping album releases, and sold-out tours. For two decades he has built the foundation which led him to be called the ‘King of Strings’. In 2022 he created his “Life Out Loud” tour about unapologetically being yourself. Now “Taboo” is Escobar’s lead single for his forthcoming new album. Damien Escobar shares, “Liberation, freedom of expression. Taboo means something that is forbidden, but the word forbidden is based on someone else’s standard of living. So everything that someone thinks is “taboo” that you do. This song is your anthem.”
Damien Escobar has broken barriers for violinists and other musicians. He has aspired an outlet for all contemporary violinists, which continues to show with every new piece he creates. Stay tuned for Damien Escobar’s new album which will release later this summer. To keep yourself updated on his new music and other announcements go to his website, or follow his Instagram. Stream his music on Spotify now. To view the music video “Taboo” click on the link below.
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