AMANDA ABIZAID – New Release “WHEN I WALK AWAY” Out For Fans Only!

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“Hi special fan, I’m beyond excited to share my new release ‘When I Walk Away” with you. You’re just a click away to enjoy! Right now it’s only available on my website for download here. Soon it will be available on all online platforms. Just click below to preview and share with your friends.

My In The Living Room Series will continue on a monthly basis beginning Friday, August 7th at 5pm PST on my YouTube Channel. I will have a special live performance of my new single “When I Walk Away” not to be missed. Click here to watch past videos from the In The Living Room Series Playlist.

I hope you enjoyed The Mid-Summer Virtual Festival last Thursday. Here is the link to watch a replay. Donations are still accepted. https://bit.ly/31Ub0Xn

Cheers and Music Hugs!

-Amanda”

www.AmandaAbizaid.com

 

 

Check out the “IN THE LIVING ROOM” series with AMANDA ABIZAID!

 

“We can save the world with a smile.” – Amanda Abizaid

Dear fan, welcome to my “In The Living Room Series” of my original songs made especially for you. I hope you feel the love from me to you! Stay strong and let’s be virtually together and heal through music. If you like what you hear please give me a thumbs UP and Subscribe to my channel so I can continue to share my songs personally with you. Please comment and leave any song suggestions of mine that you would like me to sing to you.”

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THIS LIFE words & music by Amanda Abizaid & Morty Shallman

 

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Check Out Amanda Abizaid on LA Talk Radio

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If you weren’t able to catch Amanda Abizaid’s live radio interview, you can listen to it here: LATalkRadio The Creative Muse Hour 

Amanda Abizaid Has Released a New Project in Support of  HelpPhilippineSchools.org, Walking In Twos EP features the Legendary Stephen Stills. Amanda describes her music as “Neo-Soul meets World.” HelpPhilippineSchools.org is a non-profit organization that helps children get the best education possible through the betterment of existing schools, working “from the inside out.” Walking In Twos is a 7-track EP including two diverse mixes of the titular song, which was inspired by Amanda’s experiences with the Aeta Filipino children. The EP also features other original songs and has been released worldwide. The project’s goal is to create a self-sufficient revenue stream using proceeds from the song’s downloads and streams to buy school supplies for the Aeta children of the Philippines. Listen to Amanda discuss this and more by using the link above!

Amanda Abizaid Sings in Support of Schoolchildren a World Away, With Some Help From Stephen Stills

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“Musicians have an especially powerful way to use their skills to raise awareness of causes. Singer/songwriter Amanda Abizaid has released an EP in support of HelpPhilippineSchools.org, a non-profit organization that helps children get the best education possible through the betterment of existing schools, working “from the inside out.” Walking In Twos, featuring the legendary Stephen Stills, is a 7-track EP including two diverse mixes of the titular song, which was inspired by Amanda’s experiences with the Aeta Filipino children.

I spoke with Amanda, and she described how the project was two years in the works. But the history goes back even further.

Robert T Wagner is a former US Marine and director of HelpPhilippineSchools.org Foundation (HPSF). His great uncle, father and uncles engaged in a casual charitable “tradition” that benefited schools in the Philippines beginning in 1901. Robert then formalized the efforts into HPSF in 2006. Amanda met Robert when she was around 7 years old, when he began dating her sister in Beirut. He has stayed in touch with the family over the years, following Amanda’s music career.

Amanda eventually visited the Philippines and came away with a strong conviction to meet, teach and inspire the kids, especially the girls. She wanted to inspire them through songwriting and help them think for themselves. “They know the American songs. They are more into copying, but I wanted to open their minds via songwriting.” She visited a few schools and discovered that basic needs like water and electricity are still barely being met. Amanda is hoping through her music the needs will get exposure, and she aims to get the water pump fixed, provide school supplies and increase the opportunities for kids to enter school.

Their overall mission of the organization (for which she is Cultural Ambassador) is to supply rural government elementary schools throughout the Philippines, beginning on Mindanao, with modern educational equipment, food and clothing.

I asked how Stephen Stills entered the equation.

“I have known him through his daughter Jennifer, and I am so happy that he wanted to play on the song. It is incredibly inspiring to have him on board. The EP evolved around that song.”

Growing up in Lebanon with four older sisters opened Amanda’s ears to many American artists, so Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young was in solid rotation. Stills has become a mentor to Amanda, and she is “very blessed to learn music and songwriting with him.”

Amanda describes her music as “neo-soul meets world.” Indeed, the tracks on the EP work well across reggae, trip-hop and electronica.

As we celebrate the 48th anniversary of Woodstock this week (where Stills and his mates had their second gig) and contemplate the political landscape, it is gratifying that the spirit of community is still present in the music scene.”

www.forbes.com

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To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Music Street Journal “Track by Track” Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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Walking in Twos – Feat. Stephen Stills: This is a fairly mellow number. It’s based on a 70s soft rock vibe with some country in the mix. The chorus features more voices and has a nice hook to it. There is a bit of a world music drop back with children’s vocals.

Lion’s Den: A bit more of a soulful vibe permeates this cut. It has a little more modern texture in some ways, too. It’s a good tune. It’s not as strong as the opener, though.

Set It Up: More of a modern electronic sound drives this. It’s more of an R&B kind of thing. It borders on hip hop. It has some cool moods, but I’m not crazy about this one.

Release Me: Now, this is one of the best cuts here. It has a modern electronic vibe. That’s merged with a sultry jazz element and some world music. The effect makes this contemporary, but also extremely classic.

One Love: Bouncy folk elements make up the basis of this. It has some definite world music built into it, too. It’s a fun cut, and one of the strongest ones here.

Promises of Love: A mellower cut, this is very effective. In fact, it might be my favorite here. It has more of folk rock sound to it, but with some other things going on, too. It leans toward the proggy end of the spectrum. It does get some hints of world music, too.

Walking in Twos (Electronica Remix): As the title and parenthetical say, this is a remix of the opening number. I have to say that this gets a bit of a soulful groove in this format, and I prefer this version. It just seems to work better. ”

Review By Gary Hill -www.musicstreetjournal.com

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Let It Rock Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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Projecting her idealism onto genuinely good deeds, “A Place In Time” singer comes up with a humanitarian statement and has Stephen Stills lend a hand.

In an ideal reality, artists wouldn’t have to worry about things which are outside their field of expertise, but in our world that is what makes their art great. Not content with being just a model and eager to be a role model, as well as a musician, Amanda Abizaid – whom many heard in a TV series “The 4400” – didn’t have such a cultural point in mind when she was writing “Walking In Twos” because it’s all about the kids, the Aeta children the American songstress is helping by donating profits from this EP to HelpPhilippineSchools.org. And yet, it’s about melody, too, as the mini-album’s title track has its social message wrapped in a finely textured soul, and while there’s an undeniable “We Are The World” influence on the piece’s memorable chorus – featuring the voices of the little folks Amanda’s taking care of, and spiced up with Stephen Stills’ twangy guitar – its spiritual uplift is highly infectious.

Internationally-wide, “One Love” rides a reggae skank, yet the activist’s Lebanese roots show there – as well as in a new look at a previously aired “Release Me” – to weave an enchanting arabesque into an unhurried disco. Going deeper, “Lion’s Den” is a folk-infused trip into a sensual psyche, with Abizaid’s flute and acoustic strum flowing through electronic charge, whereas her chant and rap in “Set It Up” create an additional groove to enhance the number’s trance-inducing undercurrent, a reflection of a tribal unity we can only strive for. “Promises Of Love” may be a display of a personal polyphony, but it’s from this individual experience that transcendence is born and ideal reality is glimpsed.”

-dmme.net

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Music In Belgium Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos” (translated)

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Amanda Abizaid is a songwriter and singer originally from both the US and Lebanon. She is a singer / songwriter who is now proposing a new project. In the form of an EP 6 titles + a remix, the mini album is intended to help a school located in the Philippines (Aeta Filipino Children), to help educate these young people. Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), who comes to help the young woman on the beach holds the precious help of a great gentleman of music . Defining a style where Neo-soul and World-Music meet with even electro influences, The musical approach of the singer especially emphasizes her vocal talent.

It is therefore a folk-rock ballad that starts this album, with a beach titular that pulls on both the blues and the country. Close to the style of the great Stephen, one recognizes here the folk leg of the American artist. It is the children who take charge of the choruses, even dominating at times the song of the outposts. The orchestration travels between folk, country and blues, within a beautiful humanitarian ballad. We then go to the introduction of more electro tempos, to continue on a second ballad which clearly highlights the voice of the singer. And it flows without problem on the wave of the song both romantic and atmospheric.

Preserving a background of rhythm electro see dance, Voices travel through a kind of world music where electro and exotic sounds always intersect while keeping a small ambient side. Same for the fourth release “Me” mixing the electro and the east, through a multicultural piece also bringing an avant-garde slope. If “One Love” pours into a pop-rock reggae where the voice of the beautiful enchants always, “Promises of Love” returns to this mix of electro and romantic ballad.

We finish with an electro remix of the beach holder, which closes with this strange alchemy mixing rock, pop-music and electro sounds where the children’s voices are heard again. Effectively located between pop-rock, electro-rock, Ambient and World-Music recalling some compositions of Michael Jackson , the beautiful Amanda Abizaid presents a beautiful action in the form of a mini album light and rather feminine. Delicate”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Rootstime.be Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking in Twos” (translated)

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“Amanda Abizaid is half-American and half-Lebanese musician who not only looks very beautiful, but also proves to be very versatile -she sings, plays piano and flute- and above has a big heart. After all, this seven-track EP is actually a benefit album for the purpose of “HelpPhilippineSchools.org”, a non-profit organization that cares about education of children in general and the expansion and improvement of classrooms in the Philippines.

More specifically, the Aeta, a somewhat isolated tribe, mostly in the rugged part of the island of Luzon life, the object of the attention of the singer who, as expected, was touched by the way of life of the people, despite poverty and hardship, yet radiate a kind of joy and dignity which we Westerners have long not to know exists. A plate for charity and so there philanthropist can only be me happy, especially since they also musically good turns out to be in each other.

Seven tracks so, although the title track appears in two versions: a “normal”, with Stephen Stills (yes, your Stephen Stills) in a serving role on guitar in a song, witness the remix, where a lot of electronics in use was a bit to create a trip hop effect, remains intact, proving the strength of the song. Children of the Aeta sing a bit, and it always works, and although some of the texts which may seem corny -Let’s not forget that we are dealing with an American production, it seems to me that Amanda her big heart in the right place to sit. Eventually we’re all better off if we make it a better place together manage the world than it is today, right? That education, education, education is crucial, because we can only be completely agree, right?

In that picture fit actually all the other songs of the EP: “Lion’s Den”, a rock song with electronic weft, the earlier on single released “One Love”, which appears to have been really inspired by Bob Marley, the vibrating hopper “Promises of Love,” in which the great Egyptian old virtuoso Ahmed Kamal -u ‘m probably still knows his performances on the Tahrirplein- a beautiful oriental key is applying and “Release Me”, that is pure ambient and in two languages is sung.

This produces a very fine slice, that is only limited in physical form. The aim of the project is indeed at many people download the plate fee and / or stream, so the education which I wrote above, to help as many pennies. I also give the site information along so that you can speak your heart. But regardless of all charities: this is just a very nice picture!”

-rootstime.be

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Fatea Magazine Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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“While the name may not be familiar, if you watch a certain type of American series then chances are you will have heard Abizaid sing. Best known for the theme to The 4400, she’s also been heard on Smallville, One Tree Hill, and Charmed. The model / actress / singer songwriter is originally from Beirut but relocated to the United States when she was 10. Walking In Twos also features the legendary Stephen Stills from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

The EP has a very worthy origin; it was inspired with by her experiences with the Aeta Filipino children, whose voices can be heard on the title track. The goal is to create a self-sufficient revenue stream using proceeds from the downloads and streams to buy school supplies for the Aeta children of the Philippines. So not only do you get to enjoy seven tracks (admittedly two are different versions of the title track), you also get to do so while doing some good.

There’s a real mix of songs on the EP, from the anthemic title track with its message of love and understanding, to the fun reggae beats of One Love. Lion’s Den has an electronica feel, with some interesting acoustic accompaniments that add up to a nicely chilled out song for a summer’s day. Set It Up is a hip hop track, Release Me is a 90s trance throwback that appears to be influenced by Abizaid’s roots, and Promises Of Love is full of atmosphere and gorgeous vocals.

Walking In Twos is certainly a varied EP, and while the songs don’t always do Abizaid’s vocals justice, it’s always a fun listen. Well worth checking out.”

-www.fatea-records.co.uk

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

The Rocker UK Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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Amanda is doing it for charidee. Along with Stephen Stills who strums the guitar on the title track.

Ms Abizaid is releasing this EP in support of HelpPhilippineSchools.org, a non-profit organization that helps children get the best education possible through the betterment of existing schools, working “from the inside out.” And she is doing this through the medium of old fashioned singer / songwriter meets soft rock.

The main song is straight down the middle acoustic protest which comes and goes. However then she throws in some electronica on “Lion’s Den” and goes all nineties trip hop on “Set It Up”. As you would expect there are some world music beats dropeed in hither and thither with an oud appearing on “Promises Of Love” before things end with a remix of the lead track.

-www.the-rocker.co.uk

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com