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 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//

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…

“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)