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 :)

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!

Day 10! Reminder to vote! http://jlsc.com/vote for “Once Again” in the World category

Day 10! Reminder to vote! http://jlsc.com/vote for “Once Again” in the World category. We are 1/3 of the way through! Thank you so much for your support :)

Today we go into greater depth about our experience in Bolivia, working with the youth of Performing Life International – Fundacion EnseñARTE Bolivia – NGO which provides opportunities in the artes for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. https://www.youtube.com/user/PerformingLifeBo

Being Bolivian I really should know more about the traditional dances.. Caporales – is one of the most popular – but many people likely don’t know that its inspired by the slave master “Caporal”…

‘Caporal’ was the overseer of the black slaves in the Yungas region – was usually mixed race, wore boots and held a whip (I think this mimiced by the hankerchief?).

This dance is characteristic of Saya music which originated in Bolivia originated in Yungas where the one of the only Afro-bolivian community exists in Tocana. While only 1% of the population they have profoundly influenced traditional Bolivian dance and music.

https://soundcloud.com/…/episodio-8-la-vida-de-antes-afrobo…

https://afrodescendant.wordpress.com/…/podcast-episodio-8-…/

http://www.educa.com.bo/danzas/saya

While we were in the Yungas with Rahman Jamaal Mc we were a few hours hike through the jungle to the community of Tocana. But fate would have it we spent the day in the community hospital of Coroico 😉 … to be continued

Day 9 The richness of Bolivia – Reminder to vote for ONCE AGAIN (World Category)

Day 9 The richness of Bolivia – Reminder to vote for ONCE AGAIN (World Category) http://jlsc.com/vote – thank you for your support!
 
We present today a little glimpse of one of one of my home countries Bolivia – a taste of its natural and cultural diversity …
 
If you can visit one day it will blow you away. Imagine the Andes with peaks reaching 7000m / 21000 ft meeting the Amazon basin – a population composed between 40-60% (sources give varying stats) of indigenous and meztizo tribes, 33 plus languages still spoken …
http://minorityrights.org/minorities/lowland-indigenous-peoples/
 
While not presented this in the video – I wanted to add how much my experiences working with different indigenous people in Bolivia and other countries in Latin America, has profoundly impacted my life. I feel that in “developing” we have lost touch with the natural world, and this disconnect has contributed to our capacity to justify consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate.
 
The struggles of indigenous peoples worldwide to not cease to exist is directly related to protecting the environment.. and we can see how their voices are not being heard, not being valued.
“80-85% of the Earth’s remaining biodiversity is located in Indigenous Territories. Standing with, learning from and honoring Indigenous peoples who act as the natural custodians of the forests must be a top priority – there will be no climate justice without respect for Indigenous rights, knowledge and leadership.”
http://wecaninternational.org/pages/forests-fossil-fuel-resistance
 
There are many fights going on right now – for example: Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition .. the megadam projects of El Bala and El Chepete which are being planned to flood Amazonionan region Bolivia – displacing people – thereby destroying their culture – and driving yet to be known species of plants and animals into extinction – for what? To generate energy for export 10 years from now with no guarantee that it will be purchased.
https://mundo.sputniknews.com/americalatina/201611261065117637-Bolivia-Beni-Quiquibey-Tuichi/
 
Here are inspiring words of my uncle, who informed me of the situation in the Amazon of Bolivia and told me to write song in protest. This is one project in the works and I hope to produce this song in collaboration with local and international artists to raise awareness.
 
“Desesperanza de la Madre Tierra (Pacha Mama)”
//”The desperation of Mother Earth”//
Me pinchan la panza por un balde de petroleo
//They pinch my belly for oil//
Me sacan las tripas por un globo de gaz
//Take out my intestins for gas//
Despues de envenenarme por un poco de oro
//After they poison me for gold//
Bloquean mis venas por electricidad
//They block my veins for electricity//
Matan mis pueblos que se oponen
//Killing my people who oppose//
Defendiendome en mis ultimos esfuerzos de morir
//Defending me in my last efforts//
Beri, Chepete, Madero les amputan
//They amputate Beri, Chepete, Madero (Amazon regions)//
Sacándome mis pulmones en la Amazonia
//Taking my lungs from the Amazon//