AfroTaino Productions emerged in 2005 as a result of their partners' combined expertise, passion for global arts & culture and commitment to serve as agents of change. AfroTaino brings over 50 years of combined experience in event production, audience development, intercultural marketing, and a vibrant array of campaigns in the public and private arena targeting multicultural audiences.
Having built a strong track record amongst arts and culture & educational institutions, community organizations, media and corporate partners, AfroTaino Productions responsibly creates & curates memorable experiences for audiences that desire 21st century relevance. Past clients & collaborators include the National Council of La Raza, Mural Arts Program, National Public Radio (NPR), Bank of America, Greater Philadelphia Film Office, MTV Tr3s, Barnes Foundation, the Grammys (NARAS), to name a few.
Our work within the music industry has enabled our team to work closely with a wide range of acts, producers and other key resources. Our diverse and progressive taste has given us the ability to spotlight & introduce artists to new audiences. Acts like Calle 13, Bomba Estereo, Manu Chao, Casuarina, Antibalas, Chicano Batman and Ana Tijoux, are just a handful of acts that have collaborated with AfroTaino Productions.
The core of thinkers and do-ers that comprise our team continue to evolve the company's repertoire through numerous creative partnerships and collaborations.
Marángeli Mejía Rabell
Marángeli Mejía Rabell is a Puerto Rico-born, Philadelphia-based cultural producer and community development practitioner whose work is centered on cross sector partnerships, collective impact arts & culture as a tool for social change and community revitalization. As Co Founder of AfroTaino Productions, she curates, co-designs and executes arts/culture programming, campaigns, special events and projects in public and private arena targeting multicultural audiences.
Marangeli serves as the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival's Director. PHLAFF's programming focuses on promoting and celebrating the richness and diversity of Latin American/Latino cultures and experiences and to foster cross cultural understanding and dialogue.
Some of her most recent collaborations include Pepon Osorio’s reForm at Tyler Contemporary and BrideNext, a Building Audience Demand project with Marty Pottenger and Bienvenidos Blancos with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation.
Rahsaan Lucas is a NYC-born, Philadelphia-based arts/culture resource building bridges in the 21st Century via cross sector strategic partnerships. Through his multicultural marketing & entertainment solutions firm AfroTaino Productions, he has co-developed cross-cultural strategies for brands & corporations, executed comprehensive campaigns/special events and presented internationally-praised talent in some of the best concert halls & venues on the East Coast.
His experiences in the music, nightlife, brand marketing, educational & performing arts industries, combined with vision & drive have shaped Rahsaan into a resourceful creative professional, always adaptable in our ever-changing business landscapes. He works a lot; he likes it, and he is good at it (so he has been told): arts curator, talent manager (A&R), writer/blogger, marketing adventurer, DJ & music producer, travel trend-watcher, soundscape designer, voiceover artist, stage performer, vinyl collector, cultural griot, CEO-in-jeans. But he doesn't do it all by myself: he is a solid team player too, focused on the best results.
Rahsaan is always exploring new ways of melding artistic expression, progressive cultural trends, and win-win business opportunities into fun, unforgettable moments that make us all better people.