In the spirit of living life to its’ fullest, I wrote and partnered in the production of this single, Life Ain’t A Game:
Enjoy, and purchase!
“Oakland is… Diverse; Creative; Starving; Exploding; Curious; Amazing; Scary; Serene; Neo-Local; Roots; Culture; Life-Style; Trend-Setting;...
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FBS is proud of ALI, as he was accepted to Boston, MA’s. Berklee College of Music. He needs your support to make his dream come true, so check out his indiegogo LINK
Ali – Grey Skies & Romance (Bandcamp)
FBS – The Dawn (Bandcamp)
Now, I want you to enjoy the new music, and stay posted on upcoming shows by visiting both websites to stay abreast of what is coming your way, US!
Many blessings to you and yours this new year!
Sincerely, Atiim Chenzira.
FatheR BrotheR Sun (FBS) is headlining again on Aug. 27th headlining and showcasing the vocalists, Freedom Bean, Ali Hammad, and me, Atiim Chenzira.
Catch us in San Francisco at the Neck of the Woods
Aug. 27th ~ FatheR BrotheR Sun / Bedrock Radio / Bleeding Fingers Band (LINK)
So far, my band FatheR BrotheR Sun (www.FatheRBrotheRSun.com) has played our first San Francisco show at Neck of the Woods, and we are planning our return there August 14th to support Chloe Jean (http://ChloeJeanMusic.com).
Chloe Jean was invited to play and welcomed the band to back her, so we are learning more of her songs from her latest body of work ‘Freak’ (LINK).
Also, we are dialing in some other dates for a back-yard boogie in my North Oakland/Emeryville space in late late August (SO Stay Tuned), as that space is about to be gobbled up by the spirits of the New Oakland Development aka pretty little gentrification.
On a lighter note, I have had the pleasure of getting away for three days, where I swam in a secluded part of the Yuba River, awoke to its’ roar, and sat tranquilly in a wood heated hot tub amongst a flourishing garden of vegetables and country living; thanks to my cuddle bug.
This summer has been absolutely amazing, so far. Though, to be inclusive of the normal fatigue of working to appreciate the highlighted blissed-out moments, all things worth maintaining and doing require work to bring into fruition, and maintanence to keep functional and/or progressing towards improvements. Like the garden I mentioned, the lovely hosts worked to maintain the health of it. While I was a visitor on vacation, they relaxed with us from time to time, though there was always work to be done in the midst of our arrival and stay. I am grateful to experience the beauty of nature, and for being an honored guest of friends who were willing to share the fruits of their labor with us.
Speaking of fruits of labor, my best friend and I, while on vacation, were talking about the importance of valuing the work we put into the nouns that matter to us; the people, places and things. I have been thinking about this for some time alone too. In the last year I have set out to release a body of work, and it was through my awareness, aims, support, actions, and drive that it finally came to pass. I have given quite a few CD’s of my EP away for free, sold many copies, and have become very selective about releasing anymore physical copies. Valuing my product, time, and energy is very important. My work was not done for free, and I have spent a great deal of time, energy, and money to nurse “fruit from my tree.” I would love for you to enjoy the fruits of my labor, but just as I had to drive miles to relax, swim, and vacate my routines, you too will have to make time for this journey: Here is 1 of 2 albums ~ Volume Atiim
Lastly, I have put a great deal of effort into some things, and ultimately did not put enough energy into other aspectz of my life. I have taken some things in my life for granted while focusing intensely on others. The art-work on my album speaks to balance, and the work I do professionally outside of music does too, but sometimes when one is so grossly involved in various projects and other nouns, the most important things that keep all other things stable are neglected, including ones’ self. So, I leave you with this prayer:
“May your labors bare fruits your senses will praise.
May your balance be natural and supported all your days.
May your eyes be cleared and your ears be humble.
May your dreams take root and your reality cherished.
May all that you do be aligned with what your values.
May you walk slow and honor your breathing.
May all that needs healing in you and in your world be healed.
And So It Is.”
Thanks for reading. Blessings & Cheers!
For my day of birth, press play on this playlist, and listen to what you hear. I would love to share my medicine with you too.
I was blessed to witness Jimmy Cliff on Saturday night, and it is clear to me that love is the most important tool in life. Bless.
It seems like yesterday when Kosta Cross called me and asked if he could shoot my number to Simo. I asked, “For what, and who is Simo?”, and Kosta replied, “Well, Simo is a producer and DJ, and I told him that if he wanted a lyricist and vocalist he’d better call you.” “Sure”, I said. A month passed and I hadn’t written a word, as I was still attempting to wrap my head around the beat. Shit! I’d better write something, I said to myself, and the day of our scheduled studio time six verses poured out of me; three of which made it to their new single ‘Proper Job’. It’s A collaborative production between Simo of Sleevin Records and Mancub of the San Francisco Space Cowboys (a Burning Man Tribe of musicians/DJ’s). Oh, and it’s free to download!!!
The Single Release Party ~ Friday 6/5/2015 at the Oakland New Parish: Calendar.
The Bistro is a cool corner bar and food joint in the heart of Hayward, and it is a fun time. Come out if you’re in the area. I’m also welcoming anyone to the stage who wants to collaborate in the freedom of live music.
Come out and just enjoy the vibez.