After nearly a year-long production process, Cruzando Corazones comes to life, a 6 track EP packed with powerful symbolism and colorful expressions of important issues.
Tiempos de Tinieblas is a Hip-hop song by young Bolivian rapper EDY who Razteria met while volunteering at EnseñArte 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 in Bogota.
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 Valença João 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.
released September 1, 2017
1. Tiempos de Tinieblas - by Edwin Mamani Flores & Razteria. Co-produced by Jayme Arredondo.
Edy (vocals), EnseñArte Studio. Luciel Izumi (charango), LA Studios. Razteria (vocals, synths, guitar), Jayme (drums, bass), Truffula Oak Studio.
2. Agua pa Camello - by Surativa Parlante & Razteria.
Epiara Murillo (alto sax and voice), Carlos Gómez (tenor sax), Camilo Bustos (bass), Daniel Giraldo (guitar), Nabhí Murillo (keys), Sergio Gómez & Diego Randolf (percussion), Juan Manzano (drums), Razteria (vocals).
Recording at Arbol Naranja.
3. Suerte - by Kalimba & Razteria. Original lyrics by Ariel Leira ("Por un Solo Gesto de Amor").
Gonzalo Palomeque (vocals, guitar), Javier Enrique Ribera (keys, synth bass), Guillermo Roman Bartolo (vocals, trombone), Federico Primiterra (guitar), Patricio Esteban Ricci (drums), Razteria (vocals).
Recording at La Fragua Estudios. Additional vocals recorded at In Audito Studio.
4. Solo en la Carne - by Lucas Rochaix & Razteria.
Lucas Rochaix (guitar), Andres Dellacasa (drums), Raian Valença João (bass), Chafirete Estudios.
Maureen Sarver & Jen Ratliff (harmonies), Razteria (guitar, vocals), Truffula Oak Studio.
5. Mosquito - by Emje Rose & Razteria.
Emje Rose (guitar, bass), Oscar Reyes (percussion), Luciel Izumi (charango harmonics), Razteria (vocals, guitar). Recording, production & mix at Afro Estudios.
6. Todas las Voces - by Celeste y las Mil Jarillas & Razteria.
Celeste Gomez Machado (voice), Cami Aguayo (voice), Simon Gomez (percussion, guitar, bombo leguero), Otto Feher (guitar), Patricio Ferrari (bombo leguero, guitar), Gerardo Randazzo (violin), Manuel Gomez Dodero (trompe, spoken word), Razteria (voice).
Recording, production and mix at Chafirete Estudios.
Mastered by TrakWorx. Unless otherwise noted, all tracks produced & mixed by Razteria. Artwork by Alfredo Varela.
Razteria creates eclectic multilingual pop music with vocals reminiscent of Sade, electronic elements of Massive Attack,
grooves of Steel Pulse and latin vibe of Shakira. She is also a producer-engineer, and collaborates with artists and musicians from the SF Bay Area and around the world. Razteria uses music to describe the spectrum of profound emotions and experiences we have in life....more