SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
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 World Music Lennon Award
in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest
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
, 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.
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 http://jlsc.com/vote
to vote once per day.
Videolog of Behind the Scenes
during April 2017
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