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Reggae / Latin / Rock Berkeley, CA  US


  • Sat

    Jun 4

    San Francisco, CA, US | 9:00pm

    A dance party in the Mission to get your psyched up to Bern the Vote featuring the Mission Delirium Brass Band, with La Mandanga and Renee Asteria with Rahman Jamaal Mc! Spend a Saturday night with your fellow Berners dancing and celebrating as we prepare to put Bernie over the top by getting out the vote the following Tuesday. Featuring three fantastic high energy bands, and lots of great Bernie swag thanks to Bay Area Social Events for Bernie. $10-20 sliding scale donation requested, ALL PROCEEDS go to Bernie Sander's campaign. A love letter to your feet from the dance floor, Mission Delirium is an invitation to revel in pounding drums and facemelting brass. Let your hair down, get delirious and shake your ass. If it moves you, MD plays it: Bollywood, Balkan, Brazilian, Ethiopian, Tango, Afro-pop, Middle Eastern, Salsa and more- all served with a unique twist of San Francisco. Brought to you by members of Extra Action Marching Band, LoCura, The Loyd Family Players, Blue Bone Express, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Tango Number 9, Katdelic, Environmental Encroachment, East Bay Brass Band (EB3), Brass Animals, Manicato, What Cheer? Brigade, and Inspector Gadje, this 15 piece is ready to party! La Mandanga is a six piece Rumba band that will get you on the dance floor. A mix of Spanish and American musicians, their sound is Flamenco fusion combining upbeat rhythms, the passion of the gypsy, catchy melodies and haunting lyrics. Renee Asteria and Rahman Jamaal of Razteria and Hip Hop Congress blend Latino, Reggae and Hip-Hop music for a danceable, trilingual genre-transcending revolutionary experience.

  • Sat

    Apr 9

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Bay Area Based Latin-Rock-Reggae Artist Razteria to Release Live In Concert her 5th Album, "Aventurera" Saturday April 9th @ THE UPTOWN - Saturday April 9th, 2016. On Saturday April 9th, 2016 artists from all over SF Bay Area and beyond are coming together in celebration of the release of Razteria's new album Aventurera. The all-star line up includes DJ Leydis, performances by SF bay based South American fusion band Pasto Seco, Redwood city via Sao Paulo with Rahman Jamaal featuring Risk (Street Music Poetry), Kata of LoCura, the Fyah Squad Band, Empress Unification, Seneca of Earthamplified, Chatterbox of Puppetplex and to top is all off, featured dance performance by Tanilee Amor's Amor do Samba Brazilian dance troup! About AVENTURERA Album Aventurera album is groundbreaking in its richness, representing the synergy of collaborations with talented independent San Francisco Bay area artists and beyond. *10 tracks (+ 2 bonus tracks), in English, Spanish and French. 90% recorded & produced at RAZTERIA’s own, Truffula Oak Studio, mixed by James Ward, of Live Oak Studio in Berkeley, and mastered by Justin Weiss of Trakworx. Two of the tunes (Change, Little Sister) were mixed at Kinyama Sounds, a Suisse based label. Aventurera is currently charting on CMJ new world music chart. About the artists: Razteria aka Renee Asteria backed by the Fyah Squad Band Official site http://razteria.com EPK http://reneeasteria4.wix.com/razteria-epk Facebook http://facebook.com/reneeasteriamusic San Francisco, CA, based artist Razteria (aka Renee Asteria) can be described as a fusion of No Doubt, Bomba Estereo, Los Aterciopelados, Steel Pulse and Marisa Monte. Her multicultural background (born in the USA of Bolivian-Dutch heritage and raised in France) has had a profound influence on her musical journey. Performing in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, her music has been described as ‘musically adventurous’ and ‘one of a kind, breaking all rules,’ uniting Reggae, passionate Latin grooves, Rock, powerful messages and some real musical genius. Razteria is known for her simple yet intricate songs, her signature ethereal harmonies and fat bass-lines. Over the past ten years, Razteria, performing under both Razteria and Renee Asteria, has planted musical seeds throughout the Americas (Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, and USA) and Europe (France, Switzerland). In late 2015 Razteria completed her fifth album Aventurera, which will be available as of March 18, 2016 on digital platforms worldwide and in select stores. Aventurera is currently charting on CMJ New World Music. Fyah Squad Band Fyah Squad Band is a Reggae, Funk, & Soul band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They work with local artists and are one of the top as a backing bands for touring artists in the area. Founding members Waddell Bell (bassie) and Lou Neuburger (drums) are jazz trained musicians who have specialized in Reggae. Artists we currently work with: Rocker T ~ JuniorToots ~ Empress Meditations ~ Razteria ~ Messenjah Selah ~ Irae Divine ~ Sol Atash and more. Touring Artists we have backed: Wayne Wonder and more. https://www.facebook.com/FyahSquadBand Pasto Seco Pasto Seco is a Latin American dance band pulling from traditional central, south american and caribbean styles to bring people together in celebration. Based in the San Francisco East Bay, they have an all-star 14 member band, who hail from Colombia, Chile, Mexico, US, Bolivia and Argentina. Pasto Seco has blessed the stage at many prominent SF bay area venues bringing the dance party wherever they go. Through their affiliation with “Yes for Schools” they work with youth helping to expose them to the richness of Latin American culture. Pasto Seco is currently in process of process of producing their first album. http://www.pastosecoband.com/ DJ Leydis DJ Leydis was born and raised in Cuba. Involved in the Cuban HIP HOP movement since it’s inception, DJ Leydis helped organized some of the country's most respected and attended events and community programs. In 2005, she co-founded Omegas Kilay. A Hip-Hop Theater Collective in Havana Cuba, Omegas Kilay focused on presenting the poetry, music, experiences and perspectives of artists such as DJ Yari, Danay Suarez, Nono, La LLave De IPG, La Negra, and Las Krudas. Along with her partner DJ Yari, DJ Leydis created the first all female DJ Mixtape in Cuba, contributing a special blend of new flavor and spirit to the international community. In addition, she performed across Cuba as the official Spoken Word Artist of Rande Acosta’s Platos Rosa. DJ Leydis has also been a featured subject of critically acclaimed and groundbreaking documentaries such as Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano, Jovenes Rebeldes y Mi Revolution, and continues to be an keynote speaker on the subject of Cuban Hip-Hop Culture. In 2006, DJ Leydis migrated to United States to expand upon her work as a DJ. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has worked with Erykah Badu, Quest Love of the Roots, and other iconic American artists. Presently working on tour with Los Rakas & Las Krudas, DJ Leydis combines contemporary hits with an distinct fusion of Latin flavors, R&B classics and Roots Reggae blends. www.losrokas.com www.laskrudas.com Rahman Jamaal Rahman Jamaal is a performing artist, emcee, musician, actor, and educator who first debuted in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival as the star of the movie "The Beat". Rahman Jamaal performs for Rondavoux Records, the San Jose-based rap group Projekt S.E.E.R., and the Redwood City-based funk/rock tribute band Blood Sugar Sex Machine. He works with musicians and youth in the Bay Area as founder of the Rap Force Academy, and nationally as the Executive Director of Hip Hop Congress. He also works with organization such as with The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement, The Bring It Back Tour, The Hip Hop Chess Federation, Performing Arts Workshop, StoryTeller Project, and All-Star Karate Center. In 2014, he won the Lennon Award for Hip Hop in the International John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC). http://youtube.com/user/hiphoppa13 http://facebook.com/rahmanjamaal http://www.rapforceacademy.com http://www.hiphopcongress.com Kata of LoCura Direct from San Francisco’s fertile music scene, LoCura taps into the diverse sounds that have a rich history in the Bay Area, weaving them together in an uncanny way to reveal their common roots. Mixing Flamenco with Reggae and Cumbia with Ska through contagious rhythms and multiple languages, their music takes you on a ride through a day in the emerging globalized experience where the movement of people and ideas are in constant flux. Reflecting lead vocalist Kata’s own experience of growing up Spanish American in Spain, Italy, and the U.S., LoCura’s music rides the borders of identity and migration piecing together a mosaic of our myriad cultures and experiences. In Spain the expression "Ida y Vuelta" is used to describe certain styles within Flamenco that made a "round-trip" from Spain to Latin America, mixing with music from the African slave and Indigenous populations. With this idea of music traveling and music as creative resistance, LoCura takes the trip back again mixing it up with their own Califas Flamenkito, Reggae, and Cuban Son styles. Moved by the music that crosses borders and takes root in different lands, LoCura draws from this creative 'rebelde' spirit to cultivate the cures passed on from our ancestors. Seneca of Earthamplified Raised in Florida, lyricist, singer producer and Dancehall artist Seneca Schachter has made the Bay Area home since 2003 And has been rocking stages since 2000. He has always combined activism and Hip Hop culture to uplift and entertain! He has also established himself as a prolific producer, working with such artists as Myka 9, Dead prez And Bicasso. He is a long time member of the Jazz Mafia and Earth Amplified, touring the Jazz festival circuit and performing over 500 times. He also is a Member of Hip Hop for Change and ROTC hosting every few months at ROTC's weekly cypher at the Boom Boom Room. He has shared stages with Stevie wonder, Mos Def , Chali Tuna , Will.i.am, Lyrics Born and many more!! Look out for his next project "The Wheel" an ode to real And raw Hip Hop of the 90's Simple Beats and rhymes. Earthamplified.com Tanilee Amor, Amor Do Samba Tanilee Amor is founder and Artistic Director of Amor Do Samba Entertainment, a samba dance company established in 2011 and currently showcasing the best of San Francisco’s Afro-Latin dance and music talent. Tanilee studied dance at UCLA (Cum Laude) with a specialization in Afro – Latin dance and art as a social change agent. She extensively studied Afro-Latin dance forms in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Belize. While living in Mexico, she performed Samba, Cumbia and Afro-Merengue with Origines Dance Company taking first place in Teatro de Cancun competition.

  • 2016

    Mar 18

    Worldwide, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Aventurera Album Available on all Digital platforms and select stores! About Aventurera Album *10 tracks (+ 2 bonus tracks), in English, Spanish and French To be released on the spring 2016, this album symbolizes rebirth. It calls to the adventurer in each one of us to go beyond what we know, reach into the unknown, challenge ourselves to grow. It is woven into a concept with each song being part of the "Aventurera's" story, "the adventurer", is each one of us, in one or another of our forms. It's the Aventurera who goes beyond the Known (the Zone) and is able to grasp, and be thankful for, the beauty of the unknown: the changes and challenges of Life. In a very personal way I am reinventing myself by branching out musically, releasing memories and life lessons to myself. I believe that there is something on this album that you will be able to make your own and relate to in the messages embedded into the soundscapes of these songs. This album is groundbreaking in its richness, representing the synergy of collaborations with talented independent San Francisco Bay area artists and beyond. Album artists include: Sang Matiz on title track Aventurera, Rahman Jamaal (Change, Once Again), Carolyn Smith (Zone, Can't Touch), Chatterbox (Take my hand), Seneca (Take my hand), as well as musicians from the Fyah Squad Band (Waddell Bell, Lou Neuburger, Little Sister, Life), Raliegh Neal (keys, Little Sister, Life), Jayme Arredondo (drums, Aventurera, Once Again, Take my hand, Zone), Anthony Ant (trumpet, Once Again, The World, Thankful, Can't Touch), Dave Eagle (percussion, Life, Take my hand, Thankful, The World, Winds, Can't Touch) and Luke Thomas (guitar, Little Sister, Life). AVENTURERA Album track listing: 1. Aventurera 2. Change 3. Life 4. Take my Hand 5. Little Sister 6. Once again 7. Zone 8. Thankful 9. World 10. Winds 11. Can't touch

  • 2016

    Feb 5

    Redwood City, CA, US | 8:30pm
  • 2016

    Jan 23

    Berkeley, CA, US | 8:30pm

    Razteria, Sang Matiz & Rahman Jamaal


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Sounds Like: Steel Pulse, No Doubt, Aterciopelados, Marisa Monte, BOMBA ESTEREO

Label: Asteria Records, Asteria Records

Manager: Amanda Amid

Bio: Razteria (aka Renée Asteria) can be described as a fusion of early No Doubt, Steel Pulse, Los Aterciopelados, and Marissa Monte. She is releasing her 5th full-length album, Aventurera, worldwide through her own Asteria Records on March 18th, 2016, honoring spring. The album’s first two singles an...See Full Bio

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“Razteria is a marvel of roots, conscious message, alma latina , femenina genuina, and musicality .. With each spin, the recording draws you in deeper .. intimate, rhythmic listening … Corey Mason worldoneradio+festival”

— Corey Mason, worldoneradio+festival

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