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OUT NOW: “Be Strong,” the new release from Monocles & Slezz, Dana Byrd and Tantra-zawadi on the “Good Deeds” album!

December 9, 2014

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Purchase link/listen: http://www.traxsource.com/track/2180127/be-strong-original-mix

The so called “057 Heavy Tag Duo” brings a brewed and buttered release which emphasizes on their mark as house music producers. Monocles & Slezz have been working with a lot of musical talents across the globe and have released their projects with respected labels such as Melomania Records (Canada), Vialocal Recordings (Italy), Peng Africa Records (UK), DNH Records (Canada), Nulu Music, Arrecha Records (Netherlands) Foliage Records (Germany, (Home of Black Coffee, Rocco, Ziggyfunk and many more pioneers, digital releases company).

They have also been featured on the House Afrika series called “House Afrika Sessions” of they which shared a piece with the late “Lefa Mkhabela” aka Cannon Soul on the fourth instalment together with artists such as Lilac Jeans, SoulProvider, ManTwiza, Enosoul & Q, S-Jam that were also featured on the same album. The duo has been featured on TV shows and magazines and are still aiming high with their work. Their sound is different and is getting out there to the masses everytime they make a record.

“Good Deeds” is the name of their recent release, inspired by the thought of giving back to the masses around them as a way of appreciation for their support. The 13 tracks album is of course a joint-project with talents around South Africa and outside places like New York, United Kingdom, etc. It is with no doubt that every listener will find their favourite track during the journey which they will take while listening.

Tracklisting:
1. Only Love – Monocles & Slezz with Andy Compton feat. Tantra Zawadi (TekniQ Abstract Mood Guitar Mix)
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Thabang Ntuli
Lead Guitar by Andy Compton
for Peng Records, United Kingdom
Vocals Written and Performed by Tantra-Zawadi and Dana Byrd
Recorded in Brooklyn, New York by Rusty Mac.
(P) WordSpace and DaBryd
(C) Foliage Records

2. You – Monocles & Slezz, TekniQ with Vinny DaVinci feat. LadyBird
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Thabang Ntuli, Vincent Motshegoa
Vocals by Julie Monnin
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Skalla Records

3. African Dream – Monocles & Slezz pres. Gemini Boys feat. Dvine Lopez
Music by Thabang Ntuli, Byron Mothiba, Katlego Bouga, Thomas Ramelepe
Vocals by Divine Lopez
(P) & (C) Next Dimension Music

4. Special You Are – Monocles & Slezz, Kojo Akusa feat. Ras Vadah
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Kojo Mawuli Akusa
Vocals by Nkosinathi Mkhulu Mabena
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Skalla Records

5. My Imagination – Maestro De Casa feat. Lee Ann King (Monocles & Slezz Remix)
Music by Nene Valentine Maleme, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Tshidiso S. Moeng
Vocals by Lee Anne Bianca King
(P) & (C) Rokit Music

6. Still – Monocles & Slezz feat. Vusani
Music by Tshidiso Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho
Vocals Written by Itumeleng Nkone
Perfomed by Vusani Mlisa (Recorded at Poqong La Bahale Studios)
(P) & (C) Vialocal Recordings

7. Trully – Monocles & Slezz, Sacred Soul feat. Thandeka
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Nkululeko T. Shandu
Vocals Written & Performed by Thandeka Michelle Hlatshwayo
Piano by Charles van Rooyen
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Skalla Records

8. More & More – Monocles & Slezz, Rancido feat. NuTownSoul
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, R.A.W. Tjon-A-Fon
Vocals by Tshepo Diseko (Recorded at NTS Studios)
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Traveling Soul Music / Skalla Records

9. Be Strong – Monocles & Slezz feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho
Additional Music by Gene King for Shines Records
Vocals Written and Performed by Tantra-Zawadi and Dana Byrd
Recorded in Brooklyn, New York by Rusty Mac.
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Skalla Records

10. Solid Ground – NuTown Soul (Monocles & Slezz, Deep Serenity Mix)
Music & Vocals by Tshepo Diseko
Remixed by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Mabeleng T. Mpebe
(P) NuTown Soul Publishing
(C) Soul Candi Records

11. Don’t You Want Me To – Monocles & Slezz, Mxdope, Abicah Sole, Thee Musicator feat. Darian Crouse
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Mxolisi Nene, Abicah Sole, Thamsanqa Ndabambi
Vocals by Darian Crouse
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Skalla Records

12. Dreamer – Monocles & Slezz, Felo Le Tee
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Tsholofelo S. Mokhine
B3 Organ by Charles van Rooyen
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Skalla Records

13. Against The World (Original Instrumental) [Bonus Track] – Monocles & Slezz, TekniQ feat. Ras Vadah
Music by Tshidiso S. Moeng, Tebogo C. Leshotho, Thabang Ntuli
Vocals Written & Performed by Nkosinathi Mkhulu Mabena
(P) Phat Kat Music
(C) Skalla Records
Distributor: Static Plastic

Produced and Arranged by
Monocles & Slezz

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Music Peace Marathon, Saturday December 6th at Lehman College!

December 3, 2014

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BronxNetStudio – Lehman College
2790 Goulden Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

Noon to 6pm

I’ll be there performing with percussionist Jimmy Lopez!

Hope you will join us!

For more info, please visit http://www.bronxnet.org/ or http://peacedecember.com/event/music-peace-marathon/

Peace and Love,
Tantra-zawadi

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“Just ADD Sound” Travels The Globe!!

November 23, 2014

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Just ADD Sound travels the globe!!! Thursday, November 6, 2014 #JustADDSound took to the airwaves to bring global influenced and influencing artists to share their words and sound! Artists featured in this show: John Blake, Tony Vacca, Akua Naru, Amado Nervo, Tantra-zawadi, Carlos Mena, Casamena and LuisEvangelista.

http://www.mixcloud.com/RescuePoetix2/just-add-sound-travels-the-globe/

Thank you and enjoy!

One Love!

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FACE THIS! A staged reading from the novel by Lupe Family featuring Tantra-zawadi, December 5th at the WOW Cafe Theater, NYC!

November 14, 2014

See the reality and joys of life in this staged reading set in New York City with dialogue focusing on the uplifting island of Cuba.

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A staged reading from the novel by Lupe Family
Featuring Tantra-zawadi

Face This! Tantra and Lupe at WOW

Saturday, December 13, 2014
At the WOW Cafe Theater
59-61 East 4th Street
(Bet. Bowery & 2nd Avenue), 4th Floor
New York City, NY

Sliding scale donation, starting at $12
Doors open at 4:40pm
Performance time: 5:00pm

Be the show – dress comfortably. Looking forward to vibrant audience dialogue.

For more info, please visit www.wowcafe.org.

Thank you for your beautiful support!

Peace!

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Vonduvoisdancecollective performing “The Fear 2014″ at the Theater for the New City’s Village Halloween Costume Ball on October 31st!

October 28, 2014

The VON DUVOIS COLLECTIVE performing “The Fear 2014,” at the Theater for the New City’s Village Halloween Costume Ball, on Friday, October 31st. Performance time 9:45pm…arrive early…see flyer for details!
Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue at East 10th Street, NYC. Theater opens at 7:30pm and tix are $20.00. For more info, please visit: http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/index.html

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Thank you for your beautiful support and we hope to see you there.

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Peace and Love!

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Raw Honey Poets Tantra-zawadi and Rescue Poetix, performing live at the 5th Greenfield Annual Word Festival in Greenfield, MA!

October 15, 2014

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Raw Honey Poets Tantra-zawadi and Rescue Poetix, are part of a great line-up of featured poets at the 5th Greenfield Annual Word Festival on Saturday, October 25th in Greenfield, Massachusetts!

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Rescue Poetix

Six wonderful days of poetry, music and more, at the 5th Greenfield Annual Word Festival with exciting guests like Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Tony Vacca and Massamba Diop, founders of The Senegal-America Project, award winning composer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan and more!! Please visit the website for the full program, venues and guest artists at http://www.gawfest.org/Pages/About.html.

For additional information, please contact Paul Richmond (curator) at paul@humanerrorpublishing.com. Also, join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Annual-Word-Festival/761858727209503.

Greenfield Annual Word Festival
October 21st – 26th, 2014
Downtown Greenfield, MA

In the meantime, get your FREE download of Raw Honey Poets Presents “Happy,” the poetry album produced by Josh Milan, Honeycomb Music http://honeycombmusic.bandcamp.com/album/happy. 1920432_224396564429711_459496231_n

For more poetry and music by Tantra-zawadi and Rescue Poetix, visit Traxsource.com!

http://www.traxsource.com/artist/29323/tantra-zawadi

http://www.traxsource.com/artist/80770/rescue-poetix

See you out there!

Peace and Love!

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“Rabbit Ears:” TV Poems – Anthology Launch Party at Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC!

October 1, 2014

“Rabbit Ears,” from Poets Wear Prada, is the first anthology of poetry about TV – edited by Joel Allegretti.

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Rabbit Ears: TV Poems — Anthology Launch Party
October 17th, 2014, 6:00pm (Friday)
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street,
New York NY 10014
(212) 989-9319

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RabbitEarsPoems/timeline or visit us on-line at http://rabbitearspoems.wordpress.com/.

I’ll be there to present my contribution to “Rabbit Ears,” a poem titled “Radiator Grooves.”

Hope to see you there!

Thank you for your support.

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One Love,
Tantra-zawadi

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Word for Word Poetry welcomes Poets Wear Prada Authors, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Bryant Park Reading Room!

September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Poetry – Word for Word
Word for Word Poetry welcomes Poets Wear Prada
7:00pm – 8:30pm | Bryant Park Reading Room, NYC
Featuring the Poets of Poets Wear Prada:

Joel Allegretti
Erik La Prade
Hilary Sideris
John J. Trause
Tantra-Zawadi

Presented in partnership with Poets Wear Prada http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com/

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Directions

Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Take the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park
Take the 7 to 5th Avenue

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Join Poets Wear Prada authors at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Sunday, September 21, 2014!

September 16, 2014

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Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
10am—6pm
Rain Or Shine

For more info about the festival, please visit: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/

To learn more about Poets Wear Prada authors, please visit: http://pwpbooks.blogspot.com/

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I will be on hand to personally autograph my latest book of poetry, “Bubbles: One Conscious Breath” (Poets Wear Prada), illustrated by Edwin Boone!

Hope to see you there and thank you for your beautiful support!

One Love,
Tantra-zawadi

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