420 Official music video release of ONCE AGAIN – a prophetic song – by San Francisco based world artists, Razteria and Rahman Jamaal

20 Apr

Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Grand Prize 2016 in World Music

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, California – Razteria and Rahman Jamaal, two world music artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area, join forces on ONCE AGAIN, a song in the running for a Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for 2016.

Razteria is a multicultural independent music producer with roots in Bolivia, Europe and USA. Her music can be described as a cross between early No Doubt and Los Aterciopelados. Aventurera, her 5th album charted on CMJ 2016 New World Music and her tracks have been licensed by MTV’s True Life series. She has performed throughout the Americas and Europe. Razteria just returned from an 8-month long production during which she collaborated with groups, musicians and engineers from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, USA and beyond.

Rahman Jamaal is a writer, actor, musician, emcee, filmmaker, and teaching artist. In 2003, he debuted as the star of the record-setting feature film “The Beat” which earned critical and public acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. Jamaal wrote the first Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) and Common-Core standards-based Emcee/Spoken Word Curriculum in California, which he began implementing in schools, non-profits, and the juvenile justice system in 2004.  He uses his path as a performer to collaborate with a unique network of talent through organizations such as Hip Hop Congress, a 15-year 501c3 nonprofit for which he began serving as Executive Director in 2015.

Fans can check out the official music video for ONCE AGAIN https://youtu.be/hoh6mG_DHTM and explore the interviews with Rahman Jamaal and Razteria shedding light on the true life adventures behind the song’s prophetic nature. The storyline is based on the songwriters’ unexpected shared life experiences touring Bolivia and Europe, as Rahman struggled with a rare and very fatal infection. A videolog of the behind the scenes can be viewed here: http://razteria.com/once-again-behind-the-scenes/. A full fledged documentary is in production, release date to be announced.

During the month of April 2017 fans can vote once a day for 30 days to help Razteria & Rahman Jamaal become eligible to win Song of the Year for their song “Once Again,” in the International John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Visit www.jlsc.com/vote to vote once per day.


Music Video https://youtu.be/hoh6mG_DHTM

Download  https://soundcloud.com/razteria/06-once-again

Purchase https://asteriarecords.bandcamp.com/track/once-again

Official Websites:



For more information please contact Renee Asteria: renee@razteria.com or 510-789-6019



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