Award-winning, San Francisco-based Songwriter RAZTERIA Announces New Multi-Artist Latin EP “CRUZANDO CORAZONES” and New Music Video “AVENTURERA”

CRUZANDO CORAZONES (translation “Where Hearts Collide”) is an eclectic new Latin release by RAZTERIA, born out of syncing artists, bands, engineers and producers in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Street Date: September 1st, 2017
 iTunes pre-order  PRESS RELEASE

 

ABOUT CRUZANDO CORAZONES:

After nearly a year-long production process, CRUZANDO CORAZONES comes to life, a six-track EP packed with powerful symbolism and colorful expressions of important issues.

Tiempos de Tinieblas is a Hip-hop song by young Bolivian rapper EDY who RAZTERIA met while volunteering at EnseñArte in Cochabamba. Co-produced by Jayme Arredondo it also features the charango playing of Bolivian star, Luciel Izumi. It’s a reminder of the end of Bolivia’s brutal oppressive history and a call to take control of one’s destiny in a free society. Recorded at LA Estudio and Truffula Oak studio.

Agua pa Camello is a Colombian AfroBeat song by SURATIVA PARLANTE from Bogota, Colombia. This 9-piece band combines indigenous roots music & AfroBeat. Reminiscent of Fela Kuti, the upbeat song takes on the serious issue of water scarcity and the vital necessity to share. It was recorded live at Arbol Naranja in Bogota.

Suerte features KALIMBA, a Latin Reggae band from Bella Vista, in the province of  Buenos Aires, Argentina. Quite simply, a love song infused with a feeling of gratitude for being alive. The lyric is by Argentinian lyricist Ariel Leira originally interpreted by Mercedes Sosa on the song Por Un Solo Gesto de Amor. Recorded at La Fragua Estudio.

Solo en la Carne features LUCAS ROCHAIX, a young jazz guitarist composer from Olivos, in the province of Buenos Aires, Andres Dellacasa on drums and Raian Valença João on bass. This song is the Spanish version of RAZTERIA’s award-winning song Once Again (John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Grand Prize, World Music 2016). It is a humble wish to see, feel and hear the words of loved ones who are far away. Recorded at Chafirete studio.

Mosquito features female producer and multi-instrumentalist EMJE ROSE together with percussionist Oscar Reyes from Barranquilla, Colombia. Showcasing her vibrantly exotic feel of the Colombian Caribbean this is a fun song that takes on the message of Dengue fever prevention. Recorded and mixed at Afro Estudios.

Todas las Voces interpreted by Patagonian folklore band CELESTE Y LAS MIL JARILLAS is a version of “Canción con Todos” by Julio Cesar Isella and Armando Tejada Gomez made most famous by Mercedes Sosa. A Latin American anthem, it is a message of solidarity and appreciation for each countries’ unique beauty. Recorded and mixed at Chafirete studio.

CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 was mastered by TrakWorx. Unless otherwise noted, all tracks produced & mixed by RAZTERIA. Artwork by Mexican artist Alfredo Varela.

 

AVENTURERA Official Music Video Released

Shot and chopped by Japanese director Hitoshi Inoue, the official music video AVENTURERA is the title track from RAZTERIA’s most recent album (AVENTURERA, Asteria Records 2016). Beautifully staged in dozens of locations throughout California, it looks like it was shot on real film. The track is a collaboration with Peruvian artist YURIZA JARED and her band SANG MATIZ, an Afro Latin Funk band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Look out for their new album coming summer 2017.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Following September 1st, 2017, when CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 drops together with videos of the production process, RAZTERIA plans to launch 2 singles, one in English and one in Spanish, to give a taste of what’s next for the 2 albums in the works for 2017-2018.

 

LIVE CONCERTS

RAZTERIA will be playing at Musikfest with Reggaeton band Mr. O Band, on August 7-8, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA. For more tour dates visit: RAZTERIA.com/events.

 

ABOUT RAZTERIA

Multi-genre, tri-lingual, singer-songwriter & producer RAZTERIA (Renée Asteria) is a San Francisco-based artist with Bolivian-Dutch roots. Producing music with a message, she founded Truffula Oak Studio in El Sobrante, California, a solar powered recording studio, barter-based / low-cost space for aspiring artists. She produces and engineers most of her music, making her part of the 1% of the female producer-engineers.

 

MORE INFORMATION

ASTERIA RECORDS WEBSITE

Facebook – CRUZANDO CORAZONES

iTunes Presale

Bandcamp Presale

AVENTURERA (video)

RAZTERIA WEBSITE

Facebook – RAZTERIA

Facebook – Renee Asteria

Facebook – Truffula Oak Studio

Facebook – Asteria Records

Twitter

Instagram

 

CONTACT

General, Renée Asteria: renee@RAZTERIA.com

Press & Promotion, Alex Kilgore: alex@RAZTERIA.com

Distribution, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC), ben@independentdistro.com

Once Again Jam Session in the Woods – Last Day to Vote in the Lennon Awards!

 

Final Day – Ultimo dia – Dernier jour! to Vote! Visit http://www.jlsc.com/vote to vote for ONCE AGAIN in the World Music category :)

Beautiful chills run down my spine… here we Rahman Jamaal Mc share a little jam in the forest

many projects coming this summer! Muchos proyectos bellas vienen en los próximos meses.. Plein de beaux projets a sortir cette été :)

Thank you so very much for your support!
Gracias por su apoyo!
Merci beaucoup pour votre soutien :)

Day 25 in the Lennon Awards! Amazing Musicians from Across the Americas

Hola! Hello! Bonjour!

Day 25 Vote for ONCE AGAIN The John Lennon Songwriting Contest @thejlsc in the #worldmusic category! Five more days! Thank you so much for your support! http://jlsc.com/vote

(en)Today I wanted to give a general shout out to the incredible musicians from across the Americas that I had the honor to work with on the 2016-2017 international production tour that I just returned from.I will be featuring each of these amazing artists.

(esp)Hoy quería dar un agradecimiento general a los increíbles músicos con quien que tuve el honor de trabajar en la gira de produccion 2016-2017 que acabo de terminar. Pronto haré un featuring presentando cada uno de estos artistas increíbles.

(fr)Aujourd’hui, je voulais donner une appréciation générale des musiciens incroyables avec qui j’ai eu l’honneur de travailler sur la tournée de production de 2016-2017 que je viens de terminer. Bientôt, je ferai un featuring présentant chacun de ces artistes incroyables.

EMJE ROSE (Barranquilla, Colombia) – LA ROSA CARIBEÑA

https://www.facebook.com/emjerose/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwynmdnI2aTKucqlvKjRKMA

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YHEDI YHEDI (upcoming rapper, Cochabamba, Bolivia)

https://fundacionensenarte.bandcamp.com/track/tiempos-de-tinieblas-2

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KALIMBA (San Miguel, Prov. Buenos Aires, Argentina) https://www.facebook.com/kalimbareggaeoficial/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRiRUXUej-8

https://youtu.be/nsjCxd1qcW4

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LUCAS ROCHAIX QUINTETO (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

https://www.allaboutjazz.com/manovuotometro-lucas-rochaix-magnolia-review-by-mark-sullivan.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgXXktq1wdg

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SURATIVA PARLANTE (Bogota, Colombia)

https://www.facebook.com/Surativa-Parlante-221005061411057/

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PRANA (La Paz, Bolivia)

https://www.facebook.com/Surativa-Parlante-221005061411057/

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CELESTE Y LAS MIL JARILLAS (Buenos Aires-Patagonia, Argentina)

https://www.facebook.com/celesteylasmiljarillas/

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MATIAS MARTYN (UNIVERZOO ANDENES) (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)

https://www.facebook.com/univerzooandenes/

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The new music also features performances by SF Bay Area local artists but internationally renowned musicians. También cuenta con artistas renombrados internacionalmente de SF Bay Area. Aussi il y a des artistes renommés mondialement de SF Bay Area.

JACKELINE RAGO (Cuatro – multi-instrumentalist – Venezuela) http://www.jackelinerago.com/

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TOMAS SALCEDO (Lead Guitar – Fantastic Negrito) http://www.fantasticnegrito.com/

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WADDELL BELL (Bass – Fyah Squad Band) https://www.facebook.com/FyahSquadBand/

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JAYME ARREDONDO (co-production + Drums – Don Carlos) http://www.doncarlosreggae.com/

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DAVE EAGLE (Percussion)

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BEN ISAACS (Percussion)

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RALEIGH J. NEAL, II (Keyboard, formerly of Michael Franti Spearhead)

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Once Again – behind the scenes

Hello!

If you missed the behind the scenes of ONCE AGAIN – explore the interviews of Rahman Jamaal and Razteria bringing to light the real life adventure and the song’s prophetic nature.

ONCE AGAIN – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

 

This song is in the runnings for a Lennon Award! **To vote** just go to www.jlsc.com/vote and click the tab in the World Category next to “ONCE AGAIN”! You can vote everyday for 30 days :) Download FREE from: https://soundcloud.com/razteria/06-once-again
Special Acappella Version: https://soundcloud.com/razteria/12-once-again

 

 

Official release of ONCE AGAIN music video

*Official release of ONCE AGAIN music video! This song almost became reality… It is a reminder of how precious each day is in this beautiful life.

Thank you for voting for ONCE AGAIN in the World music category! Visit www.jlsc.com/vote each day till the end of April to help us get to the next step in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest :)

This musically eclectic song is a humble desire to see, hear and feel loved ones “Once Again”… The music of Razteria and Rahman Jamaal’s deep lyrics is prophetic as Rahman experienced a brush with death shortly after the release of the song when the music video was in production.

 

 

Lyrics by Renee Asteria/Razteria (RA) & Rahman Jamaal (RJ)

Music (RA)

Publishing ASTERIA & SAJERAJA PUBLISHING COMPANY (ASCAP)

 

Performance

Vocals (RA/RJ), trumpet (Anthony Ant), drums (Jayme Arredondo), other

instruments (RA).

 

Recorded at Truffula Oak Studio

Mixed at Live Oak Studio

Mastered by TrakWorx

 

www.razteria.com

 

ONCE AGAIN @thejlsc 2016 Grand Prize Winner. #WORLDCategory #OnceAgain #LennonAwards #Documusic

Day 14 & 15 The Crazy Story Behind ONCE AGAIN (Lennon Awards candidate)

Vote ONCE AGAIN – World Category – www.jlsc.com/vote

Day 14 / 15

“Once again my friend, may I live to see you, to hear you – to feel you”

“Que me permite vivir para verte, para escucharte, para sentirte – Una vez más amigo/a”

“Que je puisse vivre pour te revoir, pour t’écouter, pour sentir ta présence, un fois de plus mon amie”

 

(en) Day 15 in our campaign, one day before the launch of the music video for Once Again, I am humbled to be able to present this message… and how it became reality for Rahman who came very close to death.

 

(esp) Dia 15 de nuestra campaña, un día antes del lanzamiento del videoclip de Once Again, me siento humildemente agradecida de poder presentarles este mensaje… que se ha vuelto una realidad para Rahman, llegando tan cerca a la muerte.

 

(fr) 15ème jour de notre campagn, un jour avant le lancement du vidéoclip de Once Again, je suis profondément touchée de pouvoir vous présenter ce message… devenu réalité pour Rahman, qui a failli mourir.

 

Thank you so very much for your support! Muchisimas gracias por su apoyo! Merci infiniment pour votre soutien!

Day 13 – Reminder to Vote for our song ONCE AGAIN (World) in the The John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Day 13 – Reminder to Vote for our song ONCE AGAIN (World) in the The John Lennon Songwriting Contest www.jlsc.com/vote .

My cowriter Rahman Jamaal Mc and I describe the “change effect” – “Change is the only constant in life” making reference to the first song we collaborated on – “Change” – check the full music video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPCV8j5iA64

It’s crazy how you imagine something and then it becomes reality in front of your eyes. We started off with “Change” which opened the space for “Once Again” to come to light… and Once Again became profetic as Rahman almost died during its production… We are writing our future. We are the mastermind of our reality. What do you want to see next?

Thank you so very much for your support!

Day 12! Vote “Once Again” in the World Category :) jlsc.com/vote

Day 12! Vote “Once Again” in the World Category :) jlsc.com/vote

Thank you so much – Merci infiniment – Muchisimas Gracias ❤️
Download the song free here: https://www.reverbnation.com/…/27004078-once-again-jlsc-201…

Check out today’s video! Rahman Jamaal Mc shares his experiences with the underground Hip hop movement in Europe. Thanks again to all the musicians and friends that made this Europe tour possible!