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San Francisco Area born Adina Robins is a flute player / producer who plays music in every genre from hip hop to reggae to jazz, ambient, pop, rock and classical.
She has had the privilege of performing with Vision (Constantine/Dream) Walker (original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers). She has also performed with Prosper Jones & the Cypher Cats, Dusky Diana, Community Education, Punto G, DJ Oja Sountwista/Earthdriver.org & Sunchild Productions, DJ Joa Kin, DJ Garth/Wicked, dj Polywog, dj Willow from Paris (berkeley co-op), DJ Marz (bulletproof / space travelers) and more.
She's recorded with producers: Soundscannerz (producers for Snoop Dogg, PFunk, Kokane, Angie Stone), Aplus of Heiroglyphics/Souls of Mischief, Kentron the Mighty Mastadon, Borgoe (Amsterdam), and Julian Brooks (of The Temper Twins & Mod Squad), ).
Adina recently released her first official song entitled "The Twins" (produced by Rythmatik) on C-Rayz Walz new album "Who the F%@K are You?" on Kingslink.
On March 26, 2010 an ebook entitled "Legacy of the Cross" is being released. Adina composed and produced the soundtrack, providing haunting melodies and cryptic sounds as a sonic backdrop for the book. She also added her special flute touch to some songs as well as having musician friends contribute to the epilogue.
Adina has many years of formal training in classical and jazz, which blends well with her life-experience in the reggae, dub and hip-hop, house and rock realms.
Her recent stint in Macau, China gave her more chops and confidence. She calls her improv style "freestyle". Her sound is warm, deep, pure, inviting, meditative, mezmerizing, serene. Adina goes into a trance while she plays and entrances others...
Playing since the age of nine, music is truly her essence and source of joy. Adina is in New York and currently working on releasing her solo album. She performs often in the New York area.