ABOUT MILA TINA
"Rhythm is Everybody's First Language"
Through her innovative mix of percussion, dance, martial arts, and visual design, Mila Tina challenges her audience with thought-provoking performances and spiritually enlightening education material. Based in New York City, she is a fixture on the local scene where she puts on multi-sensory performances, hosts in-person and online workshops, and is in constant demand as a professional percussionist. With her commitment to social progress and personal betterment, she is dedicated to using her voice to further the causes she believes in.
Of her many productions, highlights include “The Heroine’s Journey: The Woman’s Quest For Wholeness,” a high-energy, empowering live solo drums and dance performance, as well as “Drumanawé,” drum and brain-based workshop and programs for adults, children, women, seniors, and LGBTQ+ that builds self-confidence and brainpower through rhythm, movement, fun neuroplasticity exercises, and empowering language.
As an educator, she has taught early childhood music, art, and Spanish classes, for over five years, at schools, community centers, and summer camps in The Hamptons and NYC.
Mila serves as drummer/composer of Abracadabra Field Trip, a traveling music venue on the roof of Bluebyrd Bus that travels through the streets of New York spreading joy and dancing. She is also a member of the African inspired Soul/ Reggae group The Dan Bailey Tribe, where she plays full drum set as well as an array of hand percussion instruments. She has regularly jammed with members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as members of Paul Simon’s famed rhythm section.
In addition to her work as a musician and teacher, Mila is a devout woman’s rights advocate, environmental activist, and voice for immigrant rights. Through her one of a kind art, she seeks to bring her message of tolerance and self-love to a global audience.