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

 

 

Lanzamiento Oficial del videoclip de ONCE AGAIN!

Dia 17 – Lanzamiento Oficial del videoclip de ONCE AGAIN! Esta canción casi se ha vuelto una tragedia real, como casi se muere Rahman durante la producción… Un recuerdo de que cada dia que seguimos acá es una bendición..

Muchisimas gracias por su apoyo! Un recuerdo que pueden votar cada día del mes de Abril para ONCE AGAIN, categoria WORLD visitando a www.jlsc.com/vote.

 

Letra de Renee Asteria/Razteria (RA) & Rahman Jamaal (RJ)

Musica (RA)

Edicion ASTERIA & SAJERAJA PUBLISHING COMPANY (ASCAP)

 

Musicos

Vocales (RA/RJ), trompeta (Anthony Ant), batería (Jayme Arredondo), los otros intrumentos (RA).

 

Grabado en Truffula Oak Studio

Mezclado en Live Oak Studio

Masterizado por 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//

Día 8 – un recuerdo que pueden votar para mi canción “Once Again”

Día 8 – un recuerdo que pueden votar para mi canción “Once Again” visitando a http://jlsc.com/vote y eligiendo la canción dentro de la categoría World. Pueden votar cada día hasta en fin del mes! Muchas gracias por todo el apoyo!

En este videito explico el proceso técnico detrás de la composición de esta canción. Fue un proceso intenso y al inverso a mi método típico que es de empezar con voz y guitarra. Esta canción empezó con una pista de batería y el cuarto venezolano y las armonías del estribillo… http://micuatro.com/

World Fest Los Angeles

WorldFest will be held at
Woodley Park
6350 Woodley Ave
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

The WorldFest 2014 Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, May 18th, 2014, from 10:30am to 7:00pm, at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Lake Balboa, CA. We will welcome our attendees to a magnificent day filled with entertainment, education and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kid’s activities and a delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.

Here’s What’s Happening at WorldFest this Year:

Main Stage – bigger-name bands and celebrity speakers.
Earth Lounge – singer/songwriters, jazz, rock, funk, and world music groups and poets.
EcoTent – speakers, discussions, and displays about sustainable living and current environmental issues
Healthy Hut – speakers, discussions, and displays about health including yoga, meditation & cooking demos.
Animal Pavilion – films, speakers, and displays about the human-animal relationship
FixFest, a low cost spay or neuter clinic for local pets by licensed veterinarians in professionally outfitted mobile units
Art Avenue – Engaging art work with a message of sustainability, humane issues or environmentalism
Exhibitors – more than 100 companies and organizations showcasing their products or eco- and animal-friendly messages.
Kids’ Kingdom- storytelling, face painting, and children’s entertainers and other activities!
Oasis Beer and Wine Garden brought to you by the Lagunitas Brewing Company – Refresh yourself in the Oasis located near the Main Stage!
Animal Adoptions – dogs, cats, rabbits and lots of animals looking for good homes!
ATM Access: There is an ATM machine on the grounds of WorldFest.
Bring your own water bottle to WorldFest for FREE FILTERED DRINKING WATER!
Free water* at WorldFest! We are pleased to say that this year we have Ecowater Systems filtering our water for us. Please stop by the booth for more information. (* water is free if you bring your own cup or bottle. We will also be selling steel bottles and you can get a compostable cup for $1.

Admission prices! Get Presale tickets here

– Presale tickets until May 1st- $8 – Buy Pre-sale Tickets Here!
At the Festival
– General Admission- $12
– Seniors over 60 – $5
-College Students – $5
– Ride your bike to WorldFest – $5
– Take the Metro – $5
(show your pass or ticket for the day)
– Kids 12 and under – FREE

Tickets are tax deductable
Towards Freedom is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization

Pets are not allowed except for service animals.

We are so sorry to say that due to strict Health Department regulations and liability issues we are unable to accommodate your dogs (even on-leash) at the event this year. We are all animal- lovers and this is really disappointing for us. If it was possible for us to have them, we would! However, you can still get your “dog-fix” and all the dog-licks you can handle by visiting the many adoptable dogs from rescue organizations that will be available at the festival. Service animals are allowed.

Interested in Ride-Sharing to WorldFestPickUp Pal Sign up here for an account and become a member of a growing and dynamic community. It is free to join and to use. PickupPals can track the number of rides they have given or taken and the number of miles they have traveled via ride sharing and WorldFest can keep track of the amount of carbon emissions we have collectively reduced as a result!

Biking to WorldFest?

Attendees biking to WorldFest can lock their bikes to our fencing in a specified area and we will have volunteers watch over them until your day is done!

Visiting from out of town?

Make it a WorldFest Weekend. Celebrate with other like-minded friendly folks at any one of these events happening all weekend long! For more info click here, WorldFest Weekend.
We’ve set up a deal with the Best Western Carriage Inn very close to WorldFest. Hotel rooms are available for a discounted rate of $99 up to quad occupancy at Best Western Carriage Inn. These hotel rates (as well as car and air needs) are available for May 15-19, 2014 by booking through Green Earth Travel:

Donna Zeigfinger
Green Earth Travel LLC
301 229-5666
“Destinations That Make A Difference”
www.greenearthtravel.com

BOMBINO performing live at The New Parish in Oakland with special guests RENEE ASTERIA & Golden Arrow

BOMBINO – http://www.bombinomusic.com/
Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara “Bombino” Moctar made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Nomad on April 2, 2013. The album was recorded with 2013 Grammy Award-winning Producer of the Year Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. Nomad debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart and has earned rave reviews from top media outlets around the world including BBC World Service, which calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and Rolling Stone, which calls Nomad “a perfect match of sound and soul [that] introduces a new guitar hero.” His dazzling live performance and virtuosity on the guitar have led notable music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia.

RENEE ASTERIA – http://razteria.com/
Razteria can be described as a Fusion of early No Doubt and Sade. Her music unites Reggae, passionate Latin grooves and Rock, powerful messages and musical genius. Described as “musically adventurous” and “a one of a kind breaking of all rules” (C. Foster, Reggae Update, getthebeat.com), Razteria’s songwriting reflects her passion and strong commitment to justice.

GOLDEN ARROW –http://www.jazzmafia.com/

The New Parish
59 18th St. Oakland, Ca
8pm || show 9pm

MEDITACIONES EMPERATRIZ – TOUR 2013

Razteria tiene el honor de formar parte de Empress Meditations 2013 Women for Peace Tour – http://empressmeditations.com 

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El propósito de Meditaciones Emperatriz es destacar las obras y el mensaje de conciencia de las mujeres artistas de reggae, música del mundo y más allá, mientras de recaudar contribuciones para caridad.

Este año estamos apoyando a A Safe Place (un lugar seguro) http://asafeplacedvs.org/ – una organización sin fines de lucro que proporciona refugio y recursos a las víctimas de la violencia doméstica. Visita http://empressmeditations.com para obtener una lista de artículos que usted puede traer a los espectáculos para donar.

NUESTRA MISIÓN – El tema de la MEDITACIONES EMPERATRIZ 2013 Tour es ‘Mujeres por la Paz ” y dará voz a las mujeres artistas que han defendido el mensaje de paz, amor y unidad, organizando una serie de conciertos y eventos en el norte de California a partir del mes de marzo de 2013 , Mes Internacional de la Mujer.

 

Artistas individuales:

Irae Divine – www.IraeDivine.com
Razteria – www.Razteria.com
Queen Makedah – www.QueenMakedah.com
Sol Atash – www.SolAtash.com

Band: Fyah Squad Band –www.facebook.com/FyahSquadBand