Watch Now: From Her New EP “Walking In Twos,”Amanda Abizaid Delivers A Beautiful Performance of Her Song “Promises of Love”

Singer/songwriter Amanda Abizaid is releasing a new 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. 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.

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

Keys and Chords Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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“Amanda Abizaid was born in Beirut but moved with her parents to the United States when she was ten. Amanda has multiple talents. Not only is she a singer / songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress, she is also a model and walked for fashion shows worldwide, inter alia, Nina Ricci and Zandra Rhodes. They listened to music by Elton John, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young but was also immersed in the Middle Eastern music. With the help of the legendary Stephen Stills on the title track, Amanda brings this 7-track EP to support the non-profit project HelpPhilippineSchools.org .. This organization is committed to Filipino children to provide the best possible school education. The EP will only be released on a limited edition physical version, to enable the public to conveniently purchase via digital download (iTunes). The title track, which you indeed get an electronic remix, was inspired by a visit that Amanda gave in 2016 to the Aeta Filipino children Haduan Village. She herself describes her music as “neo-soul meets world” and that’s down to brass tacks. Amanda has not a bad voice and the feeling it evokes, gives her music both a sense of neo-soul and world music. Moreover, she also knows how to translate its positive social attitude and musical. Her influence of Eastern and Western music mixes they then perfectly ‘Set It Up “and” Release Me “.
Amanda has the heart in the right place, she proves with this issue. Hopefully supplies downloading this mini-album a lot of financial support for its project. That it allows underprivileged children will have a better future, is reason enough to “Walking On Twos’ massive download.
With the Proceeds of this ep, filled with a cross-over or neo-soul and world music, Amanda wants to support the non-profit project HelpPhilippineSchools.org., In a financial way.”

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

Michael Doherty’s Music Log Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking in Twos”

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At a time when I think it should be clear to everyone just how important education is, Amanda Abizaid is donating funds generated from sales of her new EP, Walking In Twos, to help buy school supplies for the Aeta children of the Philippines. She was inspired by her experiences in the Philippines last year, when she visited villages and sang to young students at their schools. And actually, some of those children’s voices can be heard on the title track of the EP. Amanda Abizaid was born in Lebanon, and then moved to the United States with her family when she was ten, eventually settling in Los Angeles. She is a singer and songwriter who plays piano, guitar and flute. And on her new EP she is joined by Stephen Stills on the title track.

Walking In Twos opens with its title track, featuring Stephen Stills on guitar. The song begins gently, with Amanda singing, “Oh, the time has come/When enough is enough/And healings are what need to start/Life is fragile/So we’ve got to get tough.” Then it becomes a sort of anthem, a song urging love and understanding, since we do all have some things in common. And I love the lines, “We can’t expect our youth to make changes, no/That we don’t help create.” Children join her to sing, “We can save the world with a smile/We can love the world like a child/Step in someone else’s shoes/Let the magic begin walking in twos.” And while those lines might strike you as a bit cheesy, apparently people still to hear this message. And then we hear the children singing their native language briefly, which is actually a wonderful moment in the middle of the song. And the song ends with percussion. This EP contains a second version of this song, “Walking In Twos – Electronica Remix,” which begins with the sounds of children, and then has a different beat prominent in the mix.

“Lion’s Den” is an interesting mix of acoustic instruments and electronica, adding up to a sweet and positive sound. I really like Amanda’s vocal performance here, though I could do without the little cat noises she makes periodically, which pull me out of the mood every time. Other than the cat sounds, this song is rather pretty. That’s followed by “Set It Up,” a trip hop song with an effective world atmosphere backing the vocals. “What do I have to do to faze you/To wake you/Do I have to break you?” I love getting immersed in the whole vibe of this song. Then “Release Me” also creates a vibrant, compelling atmosphere, with some interesting percussion. “You are my sunshine/On dark days/Lighting the way.”

“One Love” was previously released as a single, and it is the most fun tune on this EP, with its reggae beat and incredibly positive sound and attitude. If your spirits need raising, this song may very well do the trick. It’s followed by “Promises Of Love,” which features some beautiful vocals. Ahmed Kamal plays oud on this track.

CD Track List

  1. Walking In Twos
  2. Lion’s Den
  3. Set It Up
  4. Release Me
  5. One Love
  6. Promises Of Love
  7. Walking In Twos – Electronica Remix

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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

NEW RELEASE: Amanda Abizaid’s “Walking In Twos” EP is out TODAY!

Singer/songwriter Amanda Abizaid is releasing a new 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. The EP also features other original songs and will release worldwide on all digital platforms March 3, 2017, along with a limited physical release. 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.

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

You do not want to miss Amanda Abizaid on Blog Talk Radio this Friday! Tune in to hear all about Amanda’s new EP, “Walking In Twos.”

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Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, model and actress; these are just a few of Amanda’s many given talents. Amanda is best known as the captivating vocalist on the theme song “A Place In Time” from Paramount’s The 4400,the featured song “Dreams in Ashes” from Lifetime Television’s Odd Girl Out, as well as other lead vocal appearances in songs appearing in Smallville, Ed, One Tree Hill, Felicity, and Charmed. Amanda also composed and sang movie theme songs for 3 Below, 13th Alley, and the independent short film, Facing the Lion, by writer director, Joe Plonsky, and executive producer, Scott Spiegel, in where she also stars.Amanda’s contribution to the betterment of society inspires and encourages her fans to respect and value all cultures through their shared love of music. The grand purpose? Create a more peaceful world society through understanding, appreciation and respect of each other. Amanda also remains an avid supporter of women in music.

Click here to visit Blog Talk Radio’s website.

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP:
Pre-Order on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

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

Exciting iTunes Pre-Order Feature: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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Congratulations to Amanda Abizaid for her World Music front page feature on iTunes! Pre-order her new EP, “Walking In Twos” today: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

Singer/songwriter Amanda Abizaid is releasing a new 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. The EP also features other original songs and will release worldwide on all digital platforms March 3, 2017, along with a limited physical release. 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.

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP:
Pre-Order on iTunes: 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

Congratulations to Amanda Abizaid For Her Press Release Top Feature on Mi2N!

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Click here for more information on Amanda’s upcoming release.

Download proceeds will go to http://www.helpphilippineschools.org

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To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP:
Pre-Order on iTunes: 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

If you haven’t already, check out Amanda Abizaid’s press release for her Walking In Twos EP to learn more about this exciting album.

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Singer/songwriter Amanda Abizaid is releasing a new 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. The EP also features other original songs and will release worldwide on all digital platforms March 3, 2017, along with a limited physical release. 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.

Please take a look at her full press release feature on SafeConcerts.com.

BroadwayWorld.com Features Amanda Abizaid Press Release in Anticipation of Her New EP, Walking In Twos

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Click here to view the full release

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP:
Pre-Order on iTunes: 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 Industry News Network (Mi2N) Press Release Feature: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos”

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Singer/Songwriter Amanda Abizaid Releases New Project In Support Of HelpPhilippineSchools.org, Walking In Twos EP Feat. Legendary Stephen Stills

Los Angeles – Singer/songwriter Amanda Abizaid is releasing a new 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. The EP also features other original songs and will release worldwide on all digital platforms March 3, 2017, along with a limited physical release. 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.

By making state-of-the art teaching technology available, while at the same time seeing to the need for proper food and clothing, HelpPhilippineSchools.org insures a prosperous, personal and professional future for young minds in the country. Amanda is a professional singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA and she is the Cultural Ambassador to the organization. Their overall mission is to supply rural government elementary schools throughout the Philippines, beginning on Mindanao, with modern educational equipment, food and clothing. They do this by dedicating profits generated through AEGIS, and from donations by private individuals, businesses and/or institutional entities.

Amanda describes her music as “Neo-Soul meets World.” A gifted pianist, guitarist and flautist, Amanda Abizaid was born in Beirut, Lebanon to an American mother and Lebanese father. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in the 1990s, Amanda immediately began working with some of the best musicians on the scene. She gained major notoriety when she lent her voice to “A Place in Time,” the haunting theme song from Paramount’s TV series The 4400, which premiered in 2004. Amanda’s 2010 CD release This Life garnered rave reviews from fans and music press from around the world. Brian Ball of Woman’s Radio touted “This Life is the perfect half-hour escape from the boundaries of time and space altogether,” and Paul Fleck, former Executive Director of Marketing of Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group praised, “This Life is unquestionably Amanda’s most accomplished work to date.” Tapping into her early musical influences from her childhood, Amanda infuses a sensual and seductive Middle East flair to her music.

The song “Walking In Twos” was inspired by Amanda Abizaid’s experiences with the Aeta Filipino children in Haduan Village when she was abroad in 2016. “I shook hands with every child and they told me their names,” Amanda recalls. “This is how the magic of this song began.” The village of Haduan is situated in the Southeastern foothills of the Pinatubo Volcano Range, across the Secovia Lahar River Basin. Visiting the village requires walking a few miles through rugged dirt paths, crossing a wide river, and a tropical wet dirt hike through the mountains. “When I arrived at their village,” says Amanda, “I entered their little stone classroom and soon began singing to my acoustic guitar instrumental of ‘Walking In Twos’ walking in between the tables and chairs. They smiled and their eyes lit up. In their indigenous language, they yelled out how much they loved the melody, clapping joyfully and asked what it meant. That’s when I knew I was on to something special.”

Amanda made a strong impression on the children, and on her way home, a barefoot little girl named Lilibeth walked by her side. “Together we hiked down the mountain, crossing the unstable wooden roped bridge high over the river to the other side. We walked until we reached the paved road—the main entry of their village to civilization.” The children also made a strong impression on Amanda, and when it came time to record the song she had them sing in their native language on the chorus. “For the Aeta to agree to perform on my song ‘Walking In Twos’ is a first time event for them, and for the world to hear these children’s voices.”

Amanda Abizaid wrote and produced the Walking In Twos EP, and sings and plays flute and piano as well. Stephen Stills is a legendary singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He plays guitar on the title track. “To have Stephen Stills performance on the project is an amazing honor,” says Amanda, “and together with the support of the Aeta children this project is a wonderful opportunity to share and help them through music.”

The new Walking In Twos EP features an electronica remix of Amanda’s original title track produced by Lindsay Gillis, a Los Angeles based musician and songwriter who has worked with Ron Fair, Dennis Dreith and Steve Deutsch. The Walking In Twos EP also includes five original songs: “One Love,” Amanda’s most recent acoustic reggae rock single, featuring bi-lingual lyrics; “Promises Of Love,” a trip hop World beat track featuring Egyptian oud player Ahmed Kamal (creative singer and composer) both co-produced with Raj Ramayya (Cowboy Bebop, Beautiful Losers, Pokemon, Strawberry Hill Music) and Théo Nogueira; “Set It Up,” a trip hop track featuring World flute melodies; “Lion’s Den,” an acoustic rock track with a touch of electronica; and “Release Me,” an ambient electronic bi-lingual track co-produced with Mixman Shawn.

Other featured musicians on this work are bassist Mike Mennell and acoustic guitarist Lindsay Gillis. Mike Mennell is a bassist and singer in Southern California who has been friends with and worked alongside Amanda for the past 16 years. Lindsay Gillis is a Los Angeles based musician/songwriter, survivor of numerous Southern California gigs and sessions, and collaborates with Amanda on the songwriting project “Someday Girl.”

Other contributions of note include MI (Musicians Institute) students performing drums under Stewart Jean, a drummer and educator based in Los Angeles, California, currently the Program Chair for Drums at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Also featured are local Buddhist children and the Aeta children from Village of Haduan, Philippines singing in their native language on the chorus, and Mark Stephen Weitz from ’60s legends Strawberry Alarm Clock performing Wurlitzer on the track. Bill Dasheill was the engineer.

“The hard work and dedication of Amanda Abizaid shows all over this new track ‘Walking In Twos’! Thank you for asking me to play on this new project. The addition of the Aeta Filipino children’s voices recorded ‘on site’ really brought even more life to an already upbeat and spiritually uplifting song. You are truly a SAINT!” – Mark Stephen Weitz

Download proceeds will go to http://www.helpphilippineschools.org

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP:
Pre-Order on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/walking-in-twos/id1201027283

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

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