The Dina Preston Band brings their electrifying Southwestern sound to Tunisia, showcasing their unique blend of musical genres and global reach as they take center stage performing with Tunisian artists. This exciting tour, organized by the U.S. Embassy Tunisia with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Arts Envoy program and American Voices, will see the band performing in Tunis, Djerba, Gafsa, Kairouan, and Sousse from May 20th, 2023.
Renowned for their exciting live performances, The Dina Preston Band has rocked stages across 43 different countries, cementing their status as a force to be reckoned with in the global music scene. Spearheaded by the powerhouse duo of Dina Preston-Ortiz and Don Ortiz, this group of gifted musicians has garnered numerous accolades, including the prestigious Distinguished Service Certificate from the United Nations Protection Force U.S. Task Force Provide Promise.
Each member of the band is an expert in their own right, with Henry Lara on drums, Ken Skaggs on pedal steel, and Mark Peotter on bass, bringing an unrivaled level of skill and experience to every performance, leaving audiences spellbound. But their impact goes beyond the stage – Dina and Don have also shared their wisdom as successful entrepreneurs, inspiring countless aspiring business and music moguls with their insightful lectures.
In pursuit of their mission to promote the arts and education, The Dina Preston Band has teamed up with Tunisia88’s network of music clubs to unveil a groundbreaking project entitled “When The World Calls Your Name” from their latest album, We’ve Been Everywhere. This collaborative effort fuses the musical traditions of both America and Tunisia in a distinct and captivating manner, showcasing a blend of Tunisian rhythms and vocals with classic American pop sounds. The end result is an innovative and worldly experience that highlights the themes of familial unity and positivity through lyrics that are sung in both English and Arabic. This remarkable project is a testament to the diversity and cultural richness of both nations and their musical legacies.
Furthermore, the band’s commitment to philanthropy sets them apart from others in their field. Dina and Don’s passion for giving back to communities worldwide has led them to support numerous charitable organizations. Their dedication to music education has also led them to partner with colleges and universities, providing opportunities for aspiring musicians to learn from the best. Their collaboration with Tunisia88 is an excellent example of this commitment, highlighting the power of music as a tool for cultural exchange and unification.
The Dina Preston Band’s summer album release, We’ve Been Everywhere, will be available on Renaissance Records and ONErpm Nashville streaming platforms, providing their fans with more of their exceptional musicianship, unique sound, and storytelling abilities. For more information on the band and their tour, visit their website.