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).

Click Razteria’s Kickstarter Campaign

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.

10) WINDS

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

 

Click here for Razteria’s Kickstarter Campaign

 

World One Festival

world one

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!

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