I am so happy to announce a series of single releases on the 20th of each month of 2018 starting off with … 2 Immortal Eyz / To Immortalize which will drop on 02/20/2018!
I want to sit in the Sun and write
A song for you
I know you may not like it
But it’s for you
You’re my Muse x2
I’ll write – Anything I choose
I want to sit in the Song I write
Immerse myself in you
You’re always out of my reach
We’ll never be true
I have nothing to loose
I’ll imagine anything I choose
You can’t refuse my Muse
You inspire me – Eh
I’ll immortalize – my words in rhyme
You inspire me – Eh
I’ll immortalize this song in Time
Here I must admit
I’m totally obsessed
There’s nothing else to do but
Give my blood to transfuse
All of me to you my Muse
Fuse all of me to you
You devour me – Eh
But I’ll immortalize my soul in rhyme
You inspire me – Eh
I’ll devote my Life
You inspire me – Eh
I’ll immortalize this song in rhyme
You inspire me – Eh
I’ll immortalize my words in Time
You devour me – Eh
But I’ll immortalize
My soul in Time
You inspire me – Eh
I’ll devote my Life
This song I write
My soul in Time
As you Devour me
This is what’s left behind
This is my Life
This song I write
I’m immortalized – Immortal-Eyzd
Music+Lyrics+Production/Arrangement/Recording/Mix by Renee Asteria/Razteria (Truffula Oak Studio)
Mastered by TrakWorx
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Synths/Drum samples: Renee Asteria/Razteria
Drums: Jayme Arredondo
Kora: Yacouba Diarra
Toyos: Israel Donaire (recorded at Los Kjarkas studio in Cochabamba – Bolivia)
Bass licks: Waddell Bell
Thank you to James Ward and Guido Otegui for the invaluable mix feedback.
I am so excited and honored to release CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 – Multi-Artist Latin EP – fusing bands/musicians/engineers from SF Bay area, Argentina, Bolivia and Colombia!
To support this project you can purchase on http://asteriarecords.bandcamp.com
ABOUT CRUZANDO CORAZONES:
After nearly a year-long production process integrating various studio engineers, Cruzando Corazones is an EP packed with powerful symbolism and colorful expressions of important issues. Please visit asteriarecords.com/cruzando-corazones for more information.
Cruzando Corazones represents a multitude of styles & artists from Bolivia, Argentina and Colombia:
- Tiempos de Tinieblas (Hip Hop, Spanish)
by EDY a young rapper from Cochabamba, Bolivia
- Agua pa Camello (AfroBeat, Spanish/English)
by SURATIVA PARLANTE from Bogota, Colombia
- Suerte (Reggae, Spanish)
by KALIMBA from Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Solo en la Carne (Rock/Jazz Spanish version of “Once Again”)
by LUCAS ROCHAIX from Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mosquito (Caribbean, Spanish)
by EMJE ROSE from Barranquilla, Colombia
- Todas las Voces (Folklore, Spanish)
by CELESTE Y LAS MIL JARILLAS from Patagonia, Argentina
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
General, Renée Asteria: renee@RAZTERIA.com
Press & Promotion, Alex Kilgore: alex@RAZTERIA.com
Distribution, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC), firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
YHEDI YHEDI (upcoming rapper, Cochabamba, Bolivia)
KALIMBA (San Miguel, Prov. Buenos Aires, Argentina) https://www.facebook.com/kalimbareggaeoficial/
LUCAS ROCHAIX QUINTETO (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
SURATIVA PARLANTE (Bogota, Colombia)
PRANA (La Paz, Bolivia)
CELESTE Y LAS MIL JARILLAS (Buenos Aires-Patagonia, Argentina)
MATIAS MARTYN (UNIVERZOO ANDENES) (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)
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/
TOMAS SALCEDO (Lead Guitar – Fantastic Negrito) http://www.fantasticnegrito.com/
WADDELL BELL (Bass – Fyah Squad Band) https://www.facebook.com/FyahSquadBand/
JAYME ARREDONDO (co-production + Drums – Don Carlos) http://www.doncarlosreggae.com/
DAVE EAGLE (Percussion)
BEN ISAACS (Percussion)
RALEIGH J. NEAL, II (Keyboard, formerly of Michael Franti Spearhead)
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
33 days till spring, Razteria seeks to raise $33,000 using Kickstarter to fund 5th album Aventurera & Truffula Oak studio
*Excited to announce official launch of AVENTURERA Kickstarter campaign! 33 days left being 33 years old, 33 days to raise $33,000* Can you help? Thank You! Merci Beaucoup! Gracias!
San Francisco bay based eclectic independent music producer Razteria is reaching out to fans to help fund the two interwoven projects, the production and marketing of new album Aventurera and development of Truffula Oak recording studio. In addition to Razteria’s discography & album release concert tickets, backers can choose from tailored recording and music production sessions at her own studio, and a line of merchandise which is ethical, environmentally friendly and healing. From organic cotton Fair-Trade T-shirts, to a line of essential oil based body care products by Berkeley based SoL Essence Oils, there is something for everyone. Ten percent of proceeds are being donated to a non-governmental organization Helping Refugees in Jordan (HRJ).
RAZTERIA, a fusion of No Doubt, Bomba Estereo and Marisa Monte, who breaks musical boundaries and sings in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, has been preparing the release of her 5th independently produced album Aventurera which drops March 18th, 2016 online and instore. Just debuting on the CMJ New World chart February 2016, the album shows great promise.
About the Aventurera Album
The Aventurera album consists of 10 tracks (+ 2 bonus tracks), crossing between English, Spanish and French. It is to be released to honor spring (March 18, 2016), and symbolizes rebirth. This album is groundbreaking in its richness, representing the synergy of collaborations with talented independent SF Bay artists and beyond.
Aventurera Track Listing
1) AVENTURERA, fuses sweet South American sounds and rhythms together with a flavor of reggaeton, representing the intertwining of cultures, bringing together the talents of Razteria and Yuriza Jared from Afro-peruvian funk band Sang Matiz. http://soundcloud.com/razteria/aventurera
2) CHANGE, a trilingual crossover track, is a collaboration between Razteria and Rahman Jamaal, two contrasting musical artists, who bring world music, rock and hiphop together. The music calls for the need to revolutionize our current mind-state as we hold the power to change, without fear. Change is the only constant in Life. http://soundcloud.com/razteria.com/change
3) LIFE, the oldest track on the record, recorded with Fyah Squad Band, was written 11 years ago, and has finally melted into its first published form, fusing haunting vocals with a tribal beat and 80’s rock. This song’s theme is ageless, calling us to never give up and take on life in all of its forms.
4) TAKE MY HAND, a funk rock ballad about wishing that the other could see inside your mind, bypassing the misunderstandings that come as a result of the imperfections of communicating through language or the misinterpretation of one’s actions. It features two Bay area based lyricists, Seneca Schachter and Chatterbox .
5) LITTLE SISTER, is a lively reggae-pop tune emanating the importance of nurturing relationships, mentorship and love. This is Razteria’s a personal message to her younger sisters and nieces.
6) ONCE AGAIN, is an odd cross of funk and rock with a rap by Rahman Jamaal and drums by Jayme Arredondo. Razteria’s favorite on the album representing her wish to live to see, hear and feel loved ones all over the world, once again.
7) ZONE, a jam trippy track extracted from a Halloween night jam session together with pianist and songwriter Carolyn Smith.
8) THANKFUL is a simple spiritual song of praise, in the same thematic vein of Gracias a la Vida by revolutionary folk songwriter Violeta Parra.
9) WORLD is a positively melancholic track which emanates tragic beauty, juxtaposition of the contrasting struggles of so many in this world, with the beauty of this world. It calls for us to recognize and share our lives in solidarity.
11) CANT’ TOUCH
12) ONCE AGAIN (bonus vocal mix) is a powerful yet ethereal mix featuring a Razteria’s signature harmonies and Rahman Jamaal’s rap. The harmonies are reminiscent of Queen.
Aventurera Recording & Production
Aventurera was 90% recorded & produced at Razteria’s Truffula Oak Studio, which she is raising funds to finish. The studio has been progressively built over the past 3 years with sound engineer Josh Petersen and the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew. It is currently up and running with a minimum recording gear to do quality recordings.
Where does the name come from?
Nestled in an old growth of live oak trees up hidden in El Sobrante Hills, the name “Truffula” symbolizes a more general goal of sustainability with the imagery of the Truffula tree, the central focus in Dr. Seuss’s 1971 environmentally themed children’s book “The Lorax”. A powerful tale which is more relevant now than ever before, the dire need to conserve the earth’s precious and finite natural resources. The studio is currently 100% solar powered and Razteria is working towards having a food forest and full grey water system. Check out http://www.theloraxproject.net for ideas on how to spread the message of the Lorax.
About the Rewards
Razteria has made it priority to offer ethical and environmentally friendly gifts to backers in appreciation of their donations. She worked closely with Berkeley based Sol Essence Oils to develop essential oil healing products which match the messages in the songs “Life” (Cheer blend), “Change” (Passion blend), “Take my hand” (Serenity blend) and “the World” (Wild Orange oil).
In choosing to use only Fair-Trade textiles, Razteria is emphasizing the importance of the movement. She states: “In this day and age, even more powerful then the vote, each consumer choice we make determines the fate of millions all over the world. Fair Trade provides a framework whereby there is a more direct link between consumers and producers, more of the money that we spend on a given product, gets to those who actually make it. This is the first time in my music career that I have ever produced merchandise, and it is a no brainer for me that it has to be Fair Trade.” Razteria is sourcing shirts from HAE NOW which stands for Humans, Animals & Environment NOW. https://www.haenow.com
Olá! Feliz Ano Novo 2016!
Após um ano muito produtivo em 2015 no que diz respeito à música, eu estou muito feliz de introduzir duas novas músicas do meu álbum que vai deixar o marco 18, 2016.
Também tenho dois concertos na região da Baía de San Francisco. Então, se eles estão na região Espero que você possa assistir!
As duas canções são:
AVENTURERA, combina os sons e ritmos da América do Sul com um gosto de reggaeton. Esta trilha sonora combina o moderno eo tradicional. Ela representa uma mistura de culturas que unem os talentos de Renée Asteria / Razteria e Jared Yuriza Sang Matiz grupo Afroperuano-funk. Ao ouvir música, o ouvinte torna-se o (a) aventureiro / a música, viajar fisicamente e / ou espiritualmente para crescer e curar.
**Plataformas digitais para venda de 1/15/16.**
CHANGE, uma canção trilingue (Espanhol, Francês e Inglês), é uma colaboração entre Rahman Jamaal Razteria e dois músicos musicais dramaticamente diferentes que se reúnem world music, rock e hip hop. A música chama-nos a evoluir nosso estado mental atual sem medo.Na vida, as mudanças são a única coisa constante.
**Plataformas digitais para venda de 1/22/16.**
Muito obrigado por seu apoio e motivação
Um abraço forte Renee
WorldOne Festival is an eclectic multicultural all-day arts, culture and music fest in Cerrito Vista Park featuring an array of artists from around the world. Lots of activities for people of all ages and great food too, this is El Cerrito’s biggest event of the year.
If you were there this year for our 15th annual installment of the home-town large-scale friendly extravaganza, then you know what we’re talking about! Tell your friends you’ll see them there next year for the 2014 version!
The flags unfurl and the music flows
on July 3rd (5 – 7 PM) & 4th (10 – 7 PM) 2013
in El Cerrito, California.
Cerrito Vista Park is where it all takes place, every year.
We’re did it again, and celebrated the Festival’s 15th anniversary in 2013!
San Francisco, CA
WorldFest will be held at
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:
Green Earth Travel LLC
“Destinations That Make A Difference”
BOMBINO performing live at The New Parish in Oakland with special guests RENEE ASTERIA & Golden Arrow
BOMBINO – http://
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
Razteria tiene el honor de formar parte de Empress Meditations 2013 Women for Peace Tour – http://empressmeditations.com
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.
Band: Fyah Squad Band –www.facebook.com/FyahSquadBand