Archive: July 2020

The Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival

17Jul

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Here is a story I had both the pleasure and honor of narrating for the BBCBF titled ‘Going Down Home With Daddy’:

Written by Kelly Starling Lyons

Illustrated by Daniel Minter

Visit the BBCBF at https://beautifulblackbird.com/

FTS!

8Jun

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This is a song I wrote in 2006 right after almost losing my life to a man who appeared to open his door on me on purpose as I rode my bicycle by his truck. I knew that if I were to have passed on without releasing this song, I would not have rested in the afterlife, so here it is:

Lyrics to FTS: https://atiimchenzira.com/lyrics/fts/ ‎

BLACK OUT – 06/02/2020

2Jun

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In Solidarity, Peace, and Respect, Today I Black In & Black Out.

I will breathe through this.

Hello – National Resources – Music

18Mar

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HI FOLKS!

I really hope you and your families are taking the time to review facts, talk, breathe, play, pray, and eat together.

During times of great stress, especially with this pandemic phenomena, our best outlets can be music, art, and other creative expressions, as well as reaching out to loved ones, and/or contacting a mental health professional to talk about our concerns.

Feeling heard and seen is extremely important when we feel isolated, so below I’ve created a list of nation wide resources for you. I am, by the way, in the mental health profession as well as in the music industry, so I just couldn’t help myself. I want to extend some resources to help you too.

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
a. https://www.remedylive.com/suicide/
b. 1-800-273-8255
 
2. Free Telephone Counseling Hotlines in the United States
a. https://www.opencounseling.com/hotlines-us
 
3. National Alliance on Mental Illness / NAMI
a. https://www.nami.org/find-support/nami-helpline
b. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, or send an email to info@nami.org.

 

MUSIC: 

During this COVID-19 crisis, I encourage you to practice self-care, get creative, listen to some phenomenal music, and support musicians who cannot work, like most of you.

Below are two links:

1. Curated by DJ Celeste Lear / Spotify: a. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3lYq4xKhklXDH20zuFn57X…
 
2. Curated by Atiim Chenzira – Blackulah / Soundcloud & Spotify: a. https://soundcloud.com/atiimchenzira

 

KNOW THE FACTS: 

1. Center for Disease Control:
 
2. World Health Organization:
 

 

All the best to you and yours.

 

Sincerely,

 

Atiim Chenzira

http://Atiim.net
Ridah Ridah Entertainment

 

Ridah Ridah Entertainment / R2E 2020

Jam Session @ Root Wild Kombucha 10-12-19 @ Noon

30Sep

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Jam Session @ Root Wild Kombucha 10-12-19 @ Noon

This is an open call to Maine Musicians!

Bring your instruments.

On Saturday, October 12th, 2019, two of my favorite people will descend on Portland, Maine from Oakland, California and jump start an Afro-Beat, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul Jam at Root Wild Kombucha.

They’re coming to visit.

For more information, please visit: http://atiim.net/tour

Story Telling – SoundBites: Wanted – 2019

19Aug

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Story Telling – SoundBites: Wanted – 2019

I was invited to share a story under the theme of ‘Wanted’, which means anything from ‘wanting’ something to being ‘wanted’ by someone, etc.

I took the challenge.

Thanks and blessings to Donna Galluzzo, Co-Founder of SoundBites. 

Take a peek:

I tell stories all of the time, and the best ones are when there are no cameras or microphones to capture them.

However, sometimes, when it is well rehearsed and just as natural, you get the feeling that there was no rehearsal, and the authenticity shines through.

 

Recorded at Frontier in Brunswick, Maine June 20th, 2019

Life Ain’t A Game – Reboot Who?Mix (feat. Salim ALi)

20Feb

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Released on February 1st, 2016.

Life Ain’t A Game

Album Link: https://r3np.bandcamp.com/album/life-aint-a-game

GROWTH – Atiim’s Newest Release 6/22/2018

22Jun

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NEW ALBUM RELEASED JUNE 22, 2018

Not only was this album, Atiim’s newest work, Growth released on his birthday 6/22/18 to celebrate 42 years of development, it signifies life transitions through fear to freedom. 

Listen, enjoy, and purchase the album to support the craft of this amazing local Oakland artist:

New E.P. Coming! “Growth”

12Apr

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Three songs in the pipe-line are headed to fruition:
1. the GARDEN (feat. Salim ALi & N.Seif)
2. What Should I Do?
3. the Kava March (feat. FBS & Salim ALi) – Bonus

Due for release in June 2018.

The Chapel Sat. 4/9/16: AFE & FBS

24Mar

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We WANT YOU to come out and party with us!

AFE and FBS The Chapel 4_9_16The Chapel – San Francisco, CA. 777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110Map

The Chapel SF

LINK: http://www.thechapelsf.com/event/1120897-afrofunk-experience-friends-san-francisco/

FatheR BrotheR Sun put together a full horn section, to accompany our already dope FBS tribe. IT is IMPORTANT that you come out and have a good time with us, as we NEED to fill The Chapel, and this is where you come in. COME. We are calling in every favor to show up that we can muster, and Saturday April 9th is the day WE NEED AND WANT YOU TO SHOW UP AND PARTY WITH US.

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