Shireen Amini is a non-binary artist based in Portand, OR who blends pop, rock, hip hop, latin, and roots music with socially-conscious themes. She has opened for the likes of Sheila E. and Collin Hay and, with her Latin band ¡Chiringa!, Ozomatli and the Gipsy Kings. As a queer, Puerto Rican-Iranian-American, Shireen found music to be a lifeline growing up inside of oppressive cultural systems. She pursued studies in Ethnomusicology at UCLA, which deepened her training in percussion, and completed a certificate program in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing from CIIS in San Francisco, intensifying her belief in the healing power of music. When Shireen became connected to other artist-activists in 2019 through the worldwide revival of community singing, she gained a newfound sense of belonging and purpose, applying her music toward social change through the content of her lyrics and direct musical engagement with her community.
Her most recent solo album entitled "Break Myself Free," is a proud proclamation of her queer identity and an invitation into deeper connection with the Earth. This rock-pop-soul record was recorded in Boston, MA and is filled with energizing grooves, anthemic choruses, and soulful stories of change. Deeply committed to her own liberation path and vision of a more just world, Shireen hopes to usher this forward with fire, heart, and joy through her music. She also currently serves her community as a teaching artist and facilitator through her project Shireen Amini Music Medicine.