Day 6! How does education influence your music?

A lil reminder to vote for ONCE AGAIN (World cat.) visiting http://jlsc.com/vote – thank you :)
Part 2/2: I present how my background in public health, environmental science and field work has directly influenced the topics in my songs eg. Mosquito (Dengue fever prevention) http://soundcloud.com/razteria/mosquito and Vinchuca (Chagas disease) http://soundcloud.com/razteria/vinchuca. This song has been used in arts-education about the prevention of Chagas in Argentina by Mariana Sanmartino .

Also, I present the development of Truffula Oak Studio, home studio started with engineer-musician Josh Petersen and bassie Waddell Bell. We were blessed that members of the PuppetPLEX helped us to build the physical structures, in partial exchange of time for future recording services.

The idea of this space is to offer low-cost and barter-based recording services. Projected is a plan to offer basic engineering training focused on motivating more women (men too!) to put on producer-engineer hats…
Truffula tree is the iconic tree in Dr.Suess The Lorax, symbol of environmental destruction. Also another goal is to make the studio as sustainable as can be, with solar power and other systems such as greywater and gardens.

Day 5 – How does your music relate to education? Reminder to vote for ONCE AGAIN (World cat) in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Day 5 – How does your music relate to education? Reminder to vote for ONCE AGAIN (World cat) in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest visiting http://jlsc.com/vote.php – thank you – merci – gracias!

This is part 1 of 2 videos for today – first off Rahman – In today’s VLOG, Rahman Jamaal answers how his music is related to education, through organizations such as Hip Hop Congress, Rap Force Academy, and others like The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus that use music to teach.

For me… Razteria I have been following parallel careers in academia – environmental science, and public health, with the purpose to do something with all the opportunities and priviledge I have.. Over the past decade working in research and as a volunteer on various community based projects – I realize that at this point in time – what I can give most is through being an artist…

Hence I integrate specific public health messages in my songs (Mosquito – Dengue fever prevention, Vinchuca – educating about Chagas disease) as well as other social justice issues – most importantly I see at this time the plight of displaced people all over the world – from immigrants to refugees – no human is Illegal…

I also specifically would like to help get more women involved in producer and engineers in music – much like the Women’s Audio Mission here in San Francisco… Women’s Audio Mission

Day 4 – Vote ONCE AGAIN – Our Musical Influences

Day 4 Rahman Jamaal and I share what are our musical influences!

A little reminder that you can vote everyday through the month of April for our song ONCE AGAIN (World Category) in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest! http://jlsc.com/vote. Thank you so much for your support!

Day 3 A reminder to Vote!

Day 3 A reminder to Vote! You can vote once per day for 30 days for our song in the Lennon Awards. Click http://jlsc.com/vote to vote for “ONCE AGAIN” in the World category!

Here we share a little background on how we (myself and coauthor Rahman Jamaal Mc define ourselves as world artists…

My roots branch out from Bolivia to Netherlands and USA… the opportunities I have had to learn from people from many cultures has enriched my life and opened my eyes to the huge injustices that exist and a drive to use my privilege to do something to heal this divide…
I believe that songwriting is the tool that I need to hone in order to bring songs with messages which are relevant to humanity, which heal and transcend time…

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.

“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

Razteria& Rahman Jamaal – Live in Concert Nov 2-11 2016 – Geneva, St. Genis, Ferney, Montreux

Enfin arrivee dans Le Pays de Gex :) Arrived in the Pays de Gex :) Motivee de me presenter en concert! Excited to be performing live in concert for the first time in the Geneva region with Rahman Jamaal Mc / Rahman Jamaal &Alex Ald as well as Guillermo Rosales and other great musicians from the Leman region!

2.11 Cafe Voisins (Razteria, Rahman Jamaal, Alex Ald)
https://www.facebook.com/events/600678653390703
3.11 ÔBrasseur (Razteria, Rahman Jamaal)
https://www.facebook.com/events/201521010288429/
4.11 Arcada Icv (Razteria, Rahman Jamaal)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1064860773609245/
5.11 S’beer (Razteria, Alex Ald)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1801225950094937/
11.11 Loft A46 (Expo Patrick Wyss, Salomea Project & Razteria)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1838180129749672/

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Razteria’s Aventurera Fiesta April 9th 2016 – Mejores momentos – best moments

If you missed the epic Aventurera release show you can now check out these highlights!

Si perdieron el concierto epico del lanzamiento de Aventurera pueden ahora ver los mejores momentos!

Si vous avez perdu le concert epic du lancement de Aventurera vous pouvez maintenant voire les meilleurs parties!

Razteria’s Aventurera Fiesta show April 9 2016

Hear on:

To purchase Aventurera album:
http://asteriarecords.bandcamp.com

Together with:
***Rahman Jamaal, Risk from Street Poetry Music
***DJ Leydis
***Jackeline Rago (cuatro)
***Fyah Squad Band (Waddell Bell, Lou Neuburger)
***Tomas Salcedo (guitar)
***Raleigh Neal (keys)
***Dave Eagle (percussion)

Guest appearances by
***Kata of LoCura
***Chatterbox from Puppetplex
***Seneca from EarthAmplified
***Amor do Samba Dance Troupe
***Empress Unification
Sol Atash
Irae Divine
Ariel Marin
Molly Rose

Video edited by Deonta Arnold and Alex Zajicek
Video live footage by Deonta Arnold, Alex Zajicek, Phillip Velasco, Inti Fernandez,
Live audio recording by Josh Petersen
Lighting by Jamese Coker
Live audio mix by James Ward (Live Oak Studio)