Finally Here!

5Jun

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Aspectz Of Me

Volume Atiim & Volume Bomani

Online Music Release TBA

 2 volumes of music
11 tracks each
v. Atiim
v. Bomani

2 volumes of music 11 tracks each v. Atiim v. Bomani

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Artwork & Design:

The Grammy Award Winning Company, EastRand Studios.

http://EastRandStudios.com

A Photo-documentary of Oakland, by Stephen Texeira

16May

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Hello, ladies and gentlemen.

I was chosen to participate in a photo-documentary of Oakland, by photographer, Stephen Texeira, who’s started a movement to document the REAL faces of Oakland. After reading an article this last Sunday (5/11/14), at my best friend’s house, while sipping coffee, she showed me an article from the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com; a publishing from Sunday April 27th, 2014. I was intrigued by the article, written by Chip Johnson, which stated,”Texeira wants to capture Oakland’s good side, but not like in one of his modeling shoots. – He’s not looking for the prettiest, most alluring face he can find. Instead, he wants to capture the essence of Oakland neighborhoods in faces that tell the story of a city with vast and diverse immigrant population; a long, proud history of African American residents; and a city of triumph and tragedy…” (http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Stephen-Texeira-gets-Oakland-picture-perfect-5393789.php)

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I thought to myself, “Well, I am from Oakland, and I care for the health of Oakland, and… I’m going to call him, and see if he is interested in interviewing me, an activist, organizer, entertainer, educator, and marriage and family therapist…” I thanked my best friend, found Stephen on Facebook, and emailed him my thoughts. Twenty minutes later, Stephen responded, and from there we set a date for a shoot. I am now one of the documented photo-stories of Oakland, and, because I now have lived and have worked in my studio in the Golden Gate District of Oakland for ten years, my story will too be told, as one of the “good” sides of Oakland’s history.

He isn’t done yet, as there are 150 different and unique neighborhoods in Oakland. I have also asked if I can help him find other stories to tell, as in, other individuals, families, and couples, and he agreed to utilize my support. His project is projected to take 12-18 months to complete, and after his story in the paper/website of SFGate.com, he is now becoming overwhelmed with responses.

He and I chit chatted about Oakland, took pictures, and shared our perspectives and history on and in Oakland, and I have to say, he is a very humble, intelligent, and personable gentleman. After reading many articles on Oakland, especially from the New York Times, about Oakland being the new Brooklyn, I think, instead of likening Oakland to other cities in preparation for more gentrification, or for trying to find ways to articulate what it actually is, Stephen is setting out on a journey that documents what Oakland was, is, and will be. One thing Stephen said, while we chatted, was, “Photography = Light Writing, so I am, essentially writing a story using light, about Oakland.”

Here is my Instagram photo of Chip Johnson & the San Francisco Chronicle’s April 27th, 2014 article: http://instagram.com/p/oCrKYAt8Ky/

The ‘Aspectz Of Me – EP’ is HERE!

12May

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After a year of song writing and recording, Atiim Chenzira has finally completed his newest musical work, Aspectz Of Me. The first of his releases is an Extended Play of 7 songs:

Aspectz Of Me - EP

Aspectz Of Me – EP

 

Links:

Album: http://r3np.bandcamp.com/album/aspectz-of-me-ep

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AspectzOfMe

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtiimChenzira

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AtiimChenzira

O.I.M. Presents: 5.9.14. @ Awaken Cafe

21Apr

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Atiim Chenzira & FatheR BrotheR Sun will continue their CD release PART II on May 9th, 2014 at Awaken Cafe, by opening the show up for two wonderful Bay Area Bands, Future Perfekt & Last Dragons (headliners). So, come out if you just missed their PART I at the Oakland Drops Beats Music Crawl, and prepared to be blown away by some magnetic energy and magical vibrations! 

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Show ~ 05.09.2014 ~ Awaken Cafe

21Apr

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04.19.2014 / CD RELEASE / ART EXHIBITION / ATW & ODB

2Apr

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Oakland Drops Beats: Music Crawl 2014

OAKLAND DROPS BEATS: QUARTERLY MUSIC CRAWL 

A THOUSAND WORDZ: EVENT

ART EXHIBITION for        JACK & ALISE EASTGATE

&

CD RELEASE PARTY for       ATIIM CHENZIRA &      FATHER BROTHER SUN

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Oakland Drops Beats: Music Crawl 2014

Atiim Chenzira in Oakland, California on 4/19/2014

26Mar

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Atiim Chenzira in Oakland, California 94612 on 03/05/14

21Feb

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Aspectz Of Me

20Feb

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Aspectz Of Me

Aspectz Of Me, Atiim Chenzira’s newest solo album, is finally here! Aspectz Of Me is a combination of masterful writing, a range of vocal styles and deliveries, and genre crossing music, live music and an assortment of great production by various Bay Area producers. There are bound to be at least five songs that you’ll absolutely fall in love with, because Aspectz Of Me is a double album composed of 22 tracks (Volume A & Volume B).

“This album needed to be true to its’ name, so I had to express all of what I want listeners to know about the many Aspectz Of Me. A year after beginning this album project, I am finally ready to share it. I have included many, but not all, of the musicians and artists in this project that I have worked with over the years, because they too, are Aspectz Of Me.”

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Aspectz Of Me Credits:

Album Art Design

Eastrand Studios: (http://eastrandstudios.com)

Photographers:

Ana Homonnay – (http://anahomonnay.com)

Michelle Koffler

Tali Serota

 

Producers:

JasWho? & Whoville Studios, Berkeley, CA.: (www.Jaswho.com)
Tunemaster & Backyard Entertainment, Pittsburg, CA.: (tunemaster15@gmail.com)
Mike Stevens & Lost Monkey Studio, Hayward, CA.: (http://lostmonkeystudio.com)
Doc Melody: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doc-Melody)
Danny Visual
DJ Phonic
Henry Navarro: (HenryANavarro@gmail.com)