Award-winning, San Francisco-based Songwriter RAZTERIA Announces New Multi-Artist Latin EP “CRUZANDO CORAZONES” and New Music Video “AVENTURERA”

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“After nearly a year-long production process, CRUZANDO CORAZONES comes to life, a six-track EP packed with powerful symbolism and colorful expressions of important issues. On iTunes now (presale).

Tiempos de Tinieblas is a Hip-hop song by young Bolivian rapper EDY who RAZTERIA met while volunteering at EnsenArte in Cochabamba. Co-produced by Jayme Arredondo it also features the charango playing of Bolivian star, Luciel Izumi. It’s a reminder of the end of Bolivia’s brutal oppressive history and a call to take control of one’s destiny in a free society. Recorded at LA Estudio and Truffula Oak studio.

Agua pa Camello is a Colombian AfroBeat song by SURATIVA PARLANTE from Bogota, Colombia. This 9-piece band combines indigenous roots music & AfroBeat. Reminiscent of Fela Kuti, the upbeat song takes on the serious issue of water scarcity and the vital necessity to share. It was recorded live at Arbol Naranja.

Suerte features KALIMBA, a Latin Reggae band from Bella Vista, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Quite simply, a love song infused with a feeling of gratitude for being alive. The lyric is by Argentinian lyricist Ariel Leira originally interpreted by Mercedes Sosa on the song Por Un Solo Gesto de Amor. Recorded at La Fragua Estudio.

Solo en la Carne features LUCAS ROCHAIX, a young jazz guitarist composer from Olivos, in the province of Buenos Aires, Andres Dellacasa on drums and Raian Valenca Joao on bass. This song is the Spanish version of RAZTERIA’s award-winning song Once Again (John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Grand Prize, World Music 2016). It is a humble wish to see, feel and hear the words of loved ones who are far away. Recorded at Chafirete studio.

Mosquito features female producer and multi-instrumentalist EMJE ROSE together with percussionist Oscar Reyes from Barranquilla, Colombia. Showcasing her vibrantly exotic feel of the Colombian Caribbean this is a fun song that takes on the message of Dengue fever prevention. Recorded and mixed at Afro Estudios.

Todas las Voces interpreted by Patagonian folklore band CELESTE Y LAS MIL JARILLAS is a version of Cancion con Todos by Julio Cesar Isella and Armando Tejada Gomez made most famous by Mercedes Sosa. A Latin American anthem, it is a message of solidarity and appreciation for each countries’ unique beauty. Recorded and mixed at Chafirete studio.

CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 was mastered by TrakWorx. Unless otherwise noted, all tracks produced & mixed by RAZTERIA. Artwork by Mexican artist Alfredo Varela.

AVENTURERA Official Music Video Released
Watch on Youtube.

Shot and chopped by Japanese director Hitoshi Inoue, the official music video AVENTURERA is the title track from RAZTERIA’s most recent album (AVENTURERA, Asteria Records 2016). Beautifully staged in dozens of locations throughout California, it looks like it was shot on real film. The track is a collaboration with Peruvian artist YURIZA JARED and her band SANG MATIZ, an Afro Latin Funk band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Look out for their new album coming summer 2017.

WHAT’S NEXT?
Following September 1st, 2017, when CRUZANDO CORAZONES VOL 1 drops together with videos of the production process, RAZTERIA plans to launch 2 singles, one in English and one in Spanish, to give a taste of what’s next for the 2 albums in the works for 2017-2018.

LIVE CONCERTS
RAZTERIA will be playing at Musikfest with Reggaeton band Mr. O Band, on August 7-8, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA. For more tour dates visit: RAZTERIA.com/events.

Multi-genre, tri-lingual, singer-songwriter & producer RAZTERIA (Renee Asteria) is a San Francisco-based artist with Bolivian-Dutch roots. Producing music with a message, she founded Truffula Oak Studio in El Sobrante, California, a solar powered recording studio, barter-based / low-cost space for aspiring artists. She produces and engineers most of her music, making her part of the 1% of the female producer-engineers.”

MORE INFORMATION

ASTERIA RECORDS WEBSITE
Facebook – CRUZANDO CORAZONES
iTunes Presale
Bandcamp Presale
AVENTURERA (video)
RAZTERIA WEBSITE
Facebook – RAZTERIA
Facebook – Renee Asteria
Facebook – Truffula Oak Studio
Facebook – Asteria Records
Twitter
Instagram

CONTACT
General, Renee Asteria: renee@RAZTERIA.com
Press & Promotion, Alex Kilgore: alex@RAZTERIA.com 
Distribution, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC), ben@independentdistro.com

Only two days left to vote! Razteria & Rahman Jamaal Need Your Support!

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During the month of April 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. Voting opens on April 1st, 2017.

 Visit www.jlsc.com/vote to vote once per day.

“Once Again” won grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category for 2016! Now, Razteria & Rahman Jamaal need your help to be selected for song of the year. As a fun reminder, each day during the month of April a short documentary clip of the making-of “Once Again” will be released on social media revealing the uncanny story behind this award-winning song and its songwriters. Also, look out for the Music Video Release on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017.
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Fans will be able to download this track for free the entire month of April at https://soundcloud.com/razteria/06-once-again.
This musically eclectic song is a humble desire to see, hear and feel loved ones Once Again… The music of Renee Asteria 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.
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For More Information On Razteria, please visit:
For More Information On Rahman Jamaal, please visit:
rahman

To Listen Or Purchase, Please Visit:

Studio Recording: https://youtu.be/WDNjUPbopbM

Razteria & Rahman Jamaal Need Your Support! Help Them Win The John Lennon Songwriting Contest By Visiting jlsc.com/vote TODAY!

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During the month of April 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. Voting opens on April 1st, 2017.

 Visit www.jlsc.com/vote to vote once per day.

“Once Again” won grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category for 2016! Now, Razteria & Rahman Jamaal need your help to be selected for song of the year. As a fun reminder, each day during the month of April a short documentary clip of the making-of “Once Again” will be released on social media revealing the uncanny story behind this award-winning song and its songwriters. Also, look out for the Music Video Release on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017.
razteria y rahman.jpg
Fans will be able to download this track for free the entire month of April at https://soundcloud.com/razteria/06-once-again.
This musically eclectic song is a humble desire to see, hear and feel loved ones Once Again… The music of Renee Asteria 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.
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For More Information On Razteria, please visit:
For More Information On Rahman Jamaal, please visit:
rahman

To Listen Or Purchase, Please Visit:

Studio Recording: https://youtu.be/WDNjUPbopbM

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

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.

ONCE AGAIN

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:

www.Razteria.com

www.Rapforceacademy.com

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

 

Razteria & Rahman Jamaal Need Your Support! Help Them Win The John Lennon Songwriting Contest By Visiting jlsc.com/vote TODAY!

0B4Rubk7DG97tTm9KNHA5aHV0OVU=w2824-h1710-iv1.jpg

During the month of April 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. Voting opens on April 1st, 2017.

 Visit www.jlsc.com/vote to vote once per day.

“Once Again” won grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category for 2016! Now, Razteria & Rahman Jamaal need your help to be selected for song of the year. As a fun reminder, each day during the month of April a short documentary clip of the making-of “Once Again” will be released on social media revealing the uncanny story behind this award-winning song and its songwriters. Also, look out for the Music Video Release on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017.
razteria y rahman.jpg
Fans will be able to download this track for free the entire month of April at https://soundcloud.com/razteria/06-once-again.

This musically eclectic song is a humble desire to see, hear and feel loved ones Once Again… The music of Renee Asteria 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.
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For More Information On Razteria, please visit:
For More Information On Rahman Jamaal, please visit:
rahman

To Listen Or Purchase, Please Visit:

Studio Recording: https://youtu.be/WDNjUPbopbM

Razteria & Rahman Jamaal Need Your Support! Help Them Win The John Lennon Songwriting Contest By Visiting jlsc.com/vote TODAY!

0B4Rubk7DG97tTm9KNHA5aHV0OVU=w2824-h1710-iv1.jpg

During the month of April 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. Voting opens on April 1st, 2017.

 Visit www.jlsc.com/vote to vote once per day.

“Once Again” won grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category for 2016! Now, Razteria & Rahman Jamaal need your help to be selected for song of the year. As a fun reminder, each day during the month of April a short documentary clip of the making-of “Once Again” will be released on social media revealing the uncanny story behind this award-winning song and its songwriters. Also, look out for the Music Video Release on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017.
razteria y rahman.jpg
Fans will be able to download this track for free the entire month of April at https://soundcloud.com/razteria/06-once-again.

This musically eclectic song is a humble desire to see, hear and feel loved ones Once Again… The music of Renee Asteria 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.
 15304375_10154662958185900_9089239970676542826_o
For More Information On Razteria, please visit:
For More Information On Rahman Jamaal, please visit:
rahman

To Listen Or Purchase, Please Visit:

Studio Recording: https://youtu.be/WDNjUPbopbM

Razteria & Rahman Jamaal Need Your Support! Help Them Win The John Lennon Songwriting Contest By Visiting jlsc.com/vote TODAY!

0B4Rubk7DG97tTm9KNHA5aHV0OVU=w2824-h1710-iv1.jpg

During the month of April 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. Voting opens on April 1st, 2017.

 Visit www.jlsc.com/vote to vote once per day.

“Once Again” won grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category for 2016! Now, Razteria & Rahman Jamaal need your help to be selected for song of the year. As a fun reminder, each day during the month of April a short documentary clip of the making-of “Once Again” will be released on social media revealing the uncanny story behind this award-winning song and its songwriters. Also, look out for the Music Video Release on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017.
razteria y rahman.jpg
Fans will be able to download this track for free the entire month of April at https://soundcloud.com/razteria/06-once-again.
This musically eclectic song is a humble desire to see, hear and feel loved ones Once Again… The music of Renee Asteria 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.
 15304375_10154662958185900_9089239970676542826_o
For More Information On Razteria, please visit:
For More Information On Rahman Jamaal, please visit:
rahman

To Listen Or Purchase, Please Visit:

Studio Recording: https://youtu.be/WDNjUPbopbM

Razteria “Aventurera” Review at ViaNocturna.com (translation)

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RAZTERIA –Aventurera

Razteria  (aka Rene Asteria) can perfectly be described as a fusion between the beginning of No DoubtSteel PulseLos Aterciopelados and Marisa MonteAventurera is her fifth original album, released on her own Asteria Records. A disc that portrays the adventures of each of us, looking beyond the known, touching the unknown and challenging ourselves. This is the concept behind this collection of 12 tracks. Very present, as usual, it is the multicultural component. Incidentally, Razteria was born in the US, daughter of Bolivian and Dutch having grown up in France. For that alone, this already justifies this multicultural approach that turns out to be reflected when quanta in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese (this record our language is not used). An adventurous journey of music without imposing limits ranging from Latin rhythms to reggae with strong messages. In Aventurera , Razteria uses the talents of a number of musicians from the San Francisco scene which includesSang MatizRahman JamaalCarolyn SmithChatterboxSenecaWaddell Bell and Lou Neuburger, (bass and drums, Fyah Squad Band), Raliegh Neal (keyboards, Michael Franti and Spearhead), Jaime Arredondo (drums, Don Carlos ), Joe Newton (drums), Anthony Ant (trumpet), Dave Eagle (percussion) and Luke Thomas (guitars).

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Razteria “Aventurera” Review at dmme.net

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RAZTERIA – Aventurera

Asteria 2016

Exotica exploits of a sensual kind from San Francisco’s intrepid chanteuse who knows no boundaries.

Renee Asteria’s fifth album may take her all over the place – so don’t be calmed by the cozy bossa nova of its acoustically laced title track – yet this place is inevitably sultry. Bringing in a variety of kindred spirits, the singer sometimes defies the circumstances of a song’s provenance, so you can never tell that the lazy “Zone” has been cut out of a long jam which happened on a Halloween night and then rhythmically augmented; and if Renee doesn’t go for a disguise here, guitar riffs of “Life” find her donning a heavy metal diva outfit.

Portuguese, Spanish, English and French get whipped up phonetically as dictated by the mood, and raps on the likes of “Change” – with Rahman Jamaal joining in for rhyming – are driven by pure passion. The same duo deliver a seriously charged performance on “Once Again” – throbbing, shining with brass, and then boiled down to natural essence in its majestic a cappella mix – but “Take My Hand” offers a catchy twist on funk to groove to before “Thankful” cracks a reggae smile to the world. It’s only on “Winds” that the song’s repetitiveness is chipping at its own progressive message, although this doesn’t matter much at the end of so fine a record. Maybe it’s not an adventure per se, but it’s an unexpectedly fine trip nevertheless.

 

RAZTERIA – Aventurera