Full of heart and soul Naima is ready to record and release a single, music video, and continue her way toward her debut record.
Thanks for visiting my Kickstarter project. I'm Naima, an Oakland based singer/songwriter and performer and I am oh so ready to make my debut into the music industry. Yeah!
A bit about me:
It's definitely been a long road, full of surprises and turns of every nature. As a young woman I studied voice and music theory, and sung in jazz and classical choirs for more than 8 years. For two years in a row I auditioned and was chosen for the New York State Music Association jazz choir from a pool of thousands of students all of over New York. I knew my passion at a young age was singing and performance but decided to take several years away from music to explore other areas of my life that were necessary to build.
Being a first generation Lebanese-Arab-American it was important for me to immerse myself in my cultural heritages to further learn about where I came from and who I was becoming. I spent time living in Lebanon in the summers and continued my studies and community organizing work in the Bay Area the rest of the year. During this time I studied and received my M.A. in social and cultural anthropology and dove into the world of social justice, healing, and social change. Feel free to write me to ask more about my experiences!
About two years ago after finishing school and being steeped in the world of social advocacy, I decided it was finally time to put all of my effort into my craft as a musician, singer, songwriter and performer. I've literally spent almost every day practicing, strategizing, and growing in order to be in a place where I'm ready to share what I've learned.
It's about launching myself into the professional music world. It takes resources to make stellar recordings and I only have the highest expectations for myself and anything I put out there. I have a strong voice and soulful songs to share and need your help to make it happen! My hope is for my music to inspire even just a little bit of freedom, love and change in people's lives. The growing and practice never stops, but I know I'm ready to make an impact. Your support means the world to me!
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pledged of $4,500 goal
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Jan 24, 2012 - Feb 23, 2012 (30 days)
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An advanced download of my single "Herstory of Soul" and a giant hug!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above plus an advanced download of my music video for "Herstory of Soul"...don't forget about the hug :)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above plus an advanced download of my EP or album when it's done (delivery date TBA)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above plus a CD of live acoustic songs from my earliest demo recorded live of just me and my ukuleleEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above plus 2 tickets to one of my shows and a handwritten lyric sheet to one of my songs.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above plus a hand selection of poetry/writing from my journals over the years themed "living in borderlands"...this is very personal to me but I love my kickstarter comrades!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The above plus a personal video of me singing one of my favorite covers on my uke in either Arabic, English or Spanish, your pick.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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I'll make a personalized presentation on music and social movements to your place of work/classroom/youth organization/ect. You'll get to see my education and teaching experience at work! [limited to location, let's talk!]Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above plus a private concert in your home (we'll figure out the details together).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above plus I'll make a big Lebanese brunch for you! Or I'll take you out, your pick :-)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above plus an invitation to the set of my music video for "Herstory of Soul", and an invitation to a recording session for my single, plus a special liner note for the EP or album (delivery date TBA).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012