2 Immortal Eyz / To Immortalize (single) – Drops 02/20/2018



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
My Muse

You devour me – Eh
But I’ll immortalize my soul in rhyme
You inspire me – Eh
I’ll devote my Life
Immortalize Eyz
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.

Once Again Jam Session in the Woods – Last Day to Vote in the Lennon Awards!


Final Day – Ultimo dia – Dernier jour! to Vote! Visit 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 :)

Day 25 in the Lennon Awards! Amazing Musicians from Across the Americas

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!

(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)

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KALIMBA (San Miguel, Prov. Buenos Aires, Argentina)


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)


TOMAS SALCEDO (Lead Guitar – Fantastic Negrito)


WADDELL BELL (Bass – Fyah Squad Band)


JAYME ARREDONDO (co-production + Drums – Don Carlos)


DAVE EAGLE (Percussion)


BEN ISAACS (Percussion)


RALEIGH J. NEAL, II (Keyboard, formerly of Michael Franti Spearhead)


Once Again – behind the scenes


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.



This song is in the runnings for a Lennon Award! **To vote** just go to and click the tab in the World Category next to “ONCE AGAIN”! You can vote everyday for 30 days :) Download FREE from:
Special Acappella Version:



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 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)




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


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 –

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 10! Reminder to vote! for “Once Again” in the World category

Day 10! Reminder to 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.

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.…/episodio-8-la-vida-de-antes-afrobo……/podcast-episodio-8-…/

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) – 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 …
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.”
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.
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//