Tag: Oakland California

Thurs. August 27th: Neck Of The Woods

27Jul

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Hey star-kids, my band FBS will be in your Neck of the Woods THIS THURS, August 27th 2015.

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 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​

Here are the tracks from my band FBS’ promotional album, The Dawn.

INFO:

Aug. 27th ~ FatheR BrotheR Sun / Bedrock Radio​ / Bleeding Fingers Band​ (LINK)

For more information: http://www.fatherbrothersun.com/tour/

06/05/2015 – The New Parish

1Jun

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Simo & Mancub feat. Atiim Chenzira

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.

Facebook Event Link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1421348001515257

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW:

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/840843

Oaktown Indie Mayhem (OIM) & Awaken Cafe Present: 5/23/15 EMF 2015 After Party

12May

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Hello, folks!

My band, FatheR BrotheR Sun, will be headlining at Awaken Cafe on Saturday May 23rd, 2015, and will be joined by an Emeryville funk band, Color TV.

Doors at 8 / $7 in Adv – $10 at Door

VENUE: THE AWAKEN CAFE

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Eastlake Music Festival (EMF) 2015

Awaken Cafe is an official Eastlake Music Fesitval (EMF) After Party Location. The festival is FREE, but the After Party is not, so come out and support great music, local musicians, and your local business’.

Website: http://eastlakemusicfestival.org/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/eastlakemusicfestival

My newest project, FRBRS aka FatheR BrotheR Sun.

1May

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The mixes for our album ‘The Dawn’ are done. We have spent quite a bit of time recording at Skyline Studios in Oakland,  CA., and then mixing at Whoville Studios in Berkeley, CA. with the legendary JasWho? Now, the mixes are off to the Master himself, Pierre Allard in San Mateo, CA. We can’t wait to share our polished versions of the music we’re allowing you to listen to early.

In the meantime, stop by our website and take a look around:

http://FatheRBrotheRSun.com 

Upcoming Shows: Calendar

We are scheduled to play in Oakland on 5/23/2015 at Awaken Cafe, so come out and be ready to dance!

Soundcloud: 

Oakland Neighborhood Project

6Jun

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A Photo Project To Bring Out Oakland’s Voice

Steve Texeria is a photographer with Oakland roots, who has set off to bring a different kind of attention to Oakland, an attention only natives, and people who know her can. With his camera, he is inspired to share a thousand words with one image, and another.

I was one of his latest participants, and though I grew up in the Allendale district, in 1994 I moved away from the Bay Area for school, and for love, and Oakland has re-opened her arms to me after those two had ended. Since my return in 2003, the Golden Gate district has claimed me as her own. And, this is where Steve and I meet. I read and article in the SF Chronicle one Sunday morning, while having coffee, and decided to find him on Facebook. I wanted to be a part of his project, his documentation of my city, our city, and his vision, which I share; to give Oakland back her name, reputation, and smile.

It is all too often that I hear the negatives of what Oakland has to offer, even from those San Franciscans who have come to her because of cheaper housing, and access to more space, but she isn’t all bad. Nothing truly is all bad or good, but what is more commonly spoken of Oakland, or, at least, has lingered since the days of the War on Drugs, is what is remembered.

I, in no way, am saying that Oakland doesn’t have its horrors, traumas, blues, and unbelievable stories, she does, AND… And, Oakland has a great deal more too. Steve Texeria is on a journey to share the other side, the kindred heart of Oakland, not just to Oaklanders, but to the world. I am grateful to be a part of his journey.

Steve Texeria’s Oakland Neighborhood Project:

“The Oakland Neighborhood Project is designed to let the people in Oakland’s neighborhoods tell their stories in their own words. Over a period of 12-18 months, I will identify and photograph one person, family, or group in each of Oakland’s neighborhoods. Each photo session will take place in that person’s neighborhood and will feature that person or persons holding a sign with their message to the rest of the world written on it.”

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Steve says, “I am actively recruiting for this project! So, if you are interested, if you want to represent your neighborhood, if you feel you have something to say that might improve people’s understanding of what and who Oakland truly is, let me know! But don’t wait, there are only so many neighborhoods to go around.”

For more information about Steve Texeria’s Oakland Neighborhood Project, go here:  http://onep.squarespace.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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04.19.2014 / CD RELEASE / ART EXHIBITION / ATW & ODB

2Apr

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04.19.2014

Oakland Drops Beats: Music Crawl 2014

OAKLAND DROPS BEATS: QUARTERLY MUSIC CRAWL 

A THOUSAND WORDZ: EVENT

ART EXHIBITION for        JACK & ALISE EASTGATE

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CD RELEASE PARTY for       ATIIM CHENZIRA &      FATHER BROTHER SUN

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Oakland Drops Beats: Music Crawl 2014