Day 2 in the Lennon Awards!

Reminder to vote visiting http://jlsc.com/vote today and everyday for ONCE AGAIN (Razteria Rahman Jamaal, World Music Category) till end of April :) We got such and awesome response yesterday – thank you so much 😉

Check out this little video – “how did Rahman and Renee meet?” At KPFA 94.1 FM – on of the Pacifica Radio Network! Pacifica is a network of 5 sister stations – KPFA (Berkeley) KPFK (Los Angeles) KPFT (Houston) WBAI (New York) WPFW (Washington DC) and hundred of affiliate stations around the world. It is the oldest and largest independent network in the world, receiving NO corporate or government funding. It was founded by Lewis Hill, in 1949 (http://www.pacifica.org/).

In my humble opinion – this could be taken as the “norm” for media outlets in general if we are to truely represent the plurality of voices and perspectives that must be heard.

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Day 1 – Dia 1 – Help our song ONCE AGAIN win in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest

 

I am honored to announce that Once Again, a song I cowrote with Rahman Jamaal has won Grand Prize in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the WORLD CATEGORY! During the month of April we need your votes everyday to help us get from Top 24 to Top 12 and then a chance to win Song of The Year!

**Today is Day 1!** Voting is super easy just go to www.jlsc.com/vote and click the tab in the World Category next to “ONCE AGAIN” and you get a chance win a brand new Yamaha RS320 Electric Guitar and Line 6 AMPLIFi 75 amp package the more you vote! You can vote everyday for 30 days :)

We will be posting “the making of” clips of the incredible journey around the world that this song catalyzed, leading up to the music video debut of “Once Again” dropping Easter Sunday April 16th!

This tune features the amazing drums of Jay Sweeta and the sweet trumpet of Anthony Ant. It was recorded Truffula Oak Studio, mixed Live Oak Recording Studio and mastered at Trakworx Studio

Links to the song:
Studio Recording: https://youtu.be/WDNjUPbopbM
Live Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeORCLpCLYE
Download free! https://www.reverbnation.com/razteriamusic/song/27004078-once-again-jlsc-2016-grand-prize

Thank you so much! Gracias! Merci beaucoup! Obrigado!

 

“Once Again”

A little reminder to check out “ONCE AGAIN” – the winner of John Lennon Songwriting contest in the World Category Session I 2016 – a song I wrote with Rahman Jamaal

Soon – in April 2017 – we are calling on your support to vote for our song to win “A Lennon Award” – and reach the next level of the competition to quality for song of the year! http://jlsc.com

Listen to the Studio Recording on Youtube and Live Performance on Youtube

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Crushing boundaries…

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:) Recien llegada de la gira de produccion con una montana de musica que mata fronteras entre culturas y generos de musica.. Ahora a trabajar a pulirlo y planificar para su nacimiento que representa la sangre de personas de a traves el mundo… Ojala que esa musica puede llevantar la conciencia y entendimiento entre seres humanos y servir a romper con la politica de xenofobia. Gracias a todos que invertieron su tiempo y energia creativa! Y gracias a todos los que me han apoyado en este proceso brindando me hogar y guiandome. Dentro de un par de meses van a poder disfrutar de los frutos de esta colaboracion masiva.

:) Just arrived from the international production tour with a mountain of music that crushes boundaries between cultures and genres of music .. Now to work to polish and plan for its birth that represents the blood of people across the world … with the hope that this music can help to build understanding between human beings and serve to break with the politics of xenophobia. Thanks to everyone who invested their time and creative energy! Thank you to all who have supported me in this process – giving me a home and your guidance. In a few of months we will enjoy the fruits of this massive collaboration.

:) je viens d’arriver de ma tournée de production avec une montagne de la musique qui tue les frontières entre les cultures et genres de musique.. Maintenant commence le travail de polir et plannifier sa naissance ce qui représente le sang de personnes à travers le monde … J’espere que la musique peut sensibiliser et augmenter la compréhension entre les êtres humains.. et servir à rompre avec cette politique de xénophobie. Merci à tous ceux qui ont invertie leur temps et leur énergie créatrice! Et merci à tous ceux qui me ont soutenu dans ce processus en me fournissant un endroit pour me loger et m’avoir donner des conseilles indispensables. Dans quelques mois, ont va pouvoir profiter des fruits de cette collaboration massif.

Latina America Production Tour Parte 2

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Extremely scary news today. Please feel free to join me at any point on this upcoming trip.

Acabo de confirmar mi viaje para terminar la gira de produccion musicale de 2 albums nuevos! Voy a regresar a Argentina y Bolivia para terminar varios proyectos que he empezado – y – tengo la oportunidad de pasar por Colombia por la primera vez!

I just confirmed my trip to finish up the musical production tour of material for 2 new albums! I am going to return to Argentina and Bolivia to finish several projects that I started – and – I have the opportunity to go through Colombia for the first time!

Je viens de confirmer mon voyage pour terminer la produccion de musique pour 2 nouvelles albums! Je vais retourner en Argentine et en Bolivie pour terminer plusieurs projets que j’ai commencé – et – je vais passer par la Colombie pour la première fois!

Dates
Nov 14 – Geneva – SF
Nov 23 – SF – Bogota – Buenos Aires
Dec 21 – Buenos Aires – Bogota – Baranquilla – Medellin
Jan 6 – Bogota – La Paz – Cochabamba
Feb 6 – La Paz – Bogota – SF

“Once Again” by Razteria & Rahman Jamaal just won Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest!

“ONCE AGAIN” just won Grand prize in session I (World Music) of the John Lennon Songwriting contest! We move on to the next step which is an online voting contest then becomes eligible for Song of the Year 2016!!

To all contestants of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest: Session I, 2016 Grand Prize Winners and Finalists have been announced at www.jlsc.com! You can listen to all of the winning entries now.

http://jlsc.com/winners/2016a/winners.php

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*Change* Music Video Out!

I am so excited to present *Change* Music Video a Juku Kobo Production, a trilingual world/hip hop crossover single in collaboration with Rahman Jamaal. Shot in the East Bay and San Francisco in November 2015, it was an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to work on the set with director Keiko Okisada and DP Hitoshi Inoue and the amazing crew, Carolyn Smith, Deonta Arnold, Alex Zajicek, and Kaeli Antrim. I hope that you enjoy!

CHANGE
AVENTURERA (album 3.18.2016)
by Renée Asteria/Razteria (RA) & Rahman Jamaal (RJ)

Cast
Renée Asteria
Rahman Jamaal

Production Crew
Keiko Okisada: Director & Editor
Hitoshi Inoue : DP
Deonta Marino: Gaffer
Alex Zajicek: Gaffer
Carolyn Smith: PA
Kaeli Antrim: Make up

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Music, production, arrangement, recording and editing (RA). Vocals (RA, RJ), all instruments (RA).
Mix by Kinyama Sounds (Nicolas Duboux)/ Live Oak Studio (James Ward) /Truffula Oak Studio (RA).
Additional recording at La Forge (Kirby Bivans).
Mastered at TrakWorx (Justin Weiss).

LYRICS
Change / Cambio / le Changement
by Renée Asteria Peñaloza & Rahman Jamaal McCreadie 2016

(translation)

Intro (English)
Change a coming
The only constant in life is the Change a coming
Don’t don’t be afraid of the Change a coming

Verse 1 (Spanish)
Dicen que el individuo no cambia
(They say that the individual cannot change)
Que somos presos de nuestras fallas de caracter
(That we are prisoners of our character flaws)
Que si intentamos es futil inutil
(And that it is useless, futile if we try)
Dejandonos sin armas, sin armas
(Leaving us defenseless, defenseless)
Enfrentando la necesidad de evaluar
(Faced with the need to evaluate)
Enfrentando la necesidad de evolucionar
(Faced with the need to evolve)
La manera de pensar de vivir y de amar
(The way of thinking, living and loving)
Qué hacemos les preguntó
(What can we do?)
Esa opresión que amara manos y pies
(This oppressive notion binds our hands and feet)
Que te hace ciego mudo y sordo
(It makes you blind, deaf and mute)
Que ni te das cuenta de tu poder
(That you are not aware of your power)
Eres capaz, puedes actuar, no dejes que te intimide
(You are capable, you can act, don’t be intimidated)
Eres capaz, puedes cambiar, se el control de tu vida
(You are capable, you can change, take control of your life)

Chorus A
Change is a coming
Don’t don’t be afraid of the Change a coming
The only constant in life is the Change a coming
Don’t don’t be afraid of the Change a coming

Verse 2 (English)
Life is the range, between joy and pain
It’s gonna take a toll, prepare yourself for “change”
Why would you train your brain to remain the same
When it has so much to gain, running the game Like Fila,instead you getting played by the dealer
Just know the older you get the more it gets realer
It’s right intention, the heightened sense of a healer
Or chrome to your dome that hits harder than a Steeler
You can choose either, without even knowing it
Thinking like a slave, or not thinking just going with
The trends, putting the ends above your friends
Til you gotta bunch of fake ones riding in your Benz
Time to change, money over everythang is lame
Don’t believe me just watch I won’t have to explain
Why fame ain’t all that when you change to entertain
But can’t exchange knowledge to arrange mental planes

Chorus A
Change is a coming
Don’t don’t be afraid of the Change a coming
The only constant in life is the Change a coming
Don’t don’t be afraid of the Change a coming

Chorus B
Life is the range between Joy and Pain
Se puede resolver de otra manera
(We can find solutions in another way)
Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change
Se puede vivir de otra manera
(We can live in another way)
Why would you train your brain to remain the same
Se puede pensar de otra manera
(We can think in another way)
Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change
Si se puede cambiar
(Yes change is possible)

Verse 3 (French)
La societe nous dit qu’on est prisonnier de notre character
(Society tells us that we are prisoners of our character)
Qu’on peut pas changer, et d’essayer serai une perte de temps
(That we can’t change and to try would be a waste of time)
Toute en vain, nous laissent sans armes
(All in vain, leaving us defenseless)
Face au besoin de commencer la revolucion et d’evoluer
(Confronting the need to start a revolution and to evolve)
Notre facon de penser de vivre et d’aimer
(Our way of thinking, of living and of loving)

Chorus B
Life is the range between Joy and Pain
Se puede resolver de otra manera
(We can find solutions in another way)
Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change
Se puede vivir de otra manera
(We can live in another way)
Why would you train your brain to remain the same
Se puede pensar de otra manera
(We can think in another way)
Its gonna take a toll prepare yourself for change
Si si si
(Yes, yes yes)

Chorus A
Change is a coming
Don’t don’t be afraid of the Change a coming
The only constant in life is the Change a coming
Don’t don’t be afraid of the Change a coming