We play original music by Carlos Oliveira, inspired by the northeast of Brazil. We love this music and are dying to share it!
Hi all, and thanks for reading about Kata-vento and our plans to get some amazing, original music out into the world. Listen to a sample track ("Abertura").
Kata-vento means “wind catcher” in Portuguese, and features music for three flutes, guitars and percussion. Our six-piece ensemble has grown over the past year out of inspiration from our composer-leader Carlos Oliveira and a love of playing his music together.
Oliveira takes his inspiration from the music of his birthplace in northeastern Brazil. His compositions are lively, lush, rhythmic and complex with hints of jazz, samba, maracatu, choro, and sometimes even “cholypso.”
We're working on our first EP: seven songs that we're really looking forward to sharing with you!
In order to get there, we're hoping to raise the money we need to finish mastering, pressing and distributing the album. We’re writing to ask for your help finishing our EP project and bringing this unique music to more people in the Bay Area and beyond.
Check out the prizes we're getting ready for you... We hope you’ll consider being a part of our project and joining us on this amazing journey.
We can't thank you enough. Obrigada!
~ Carlos, Sonia, Rebecca, Chloe, Q and Brian
p.s. We'd like to thank Vida Studios for filming and producing our Kickstarter video. They captured what we're all about with so much artistry and care.
Carlos Oliveira: Compositions, Guitar and Percussion
Sonia Caltvedt: Flutes
Rebecca Kleinmann: Flutes
Chloe Scott: Flutes
Q Morrow: Guitar
Brian Rice: Percussion
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Jul 30, 2012 - Aug 17, 2012
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One digital download of our new EPEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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One hard copy of our new EP - with whimsical cover art by our own Rebecca KleinmannEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Four hard copies of our new EP (gift stash anyone?)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Want to own a live recording of Kata-vento's debut performance at The Red Poppy Art House? You'll hear many tunes we didn't have room for on the EP!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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One hard copy of our new EP and a lesson with one of the band members (lesson will take place in the Bay Area and be subject to scheduling). Fun! We're excited about this one.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Just added! An 8 hour day of professional studio time at Studio 401 in San Francisco. Time can include recording, mixing, or mastering depending on your needs.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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The cover artwork on our CD will be a beautiful, vibrant painting by Kata-vento flutist, Rebecca Kleinmann. Make it yours! We'll send you a copy of our CD to match.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Ok, this is an especially amazing prize: Carlos Oliveira will write you a composition inspired by you or the subject of your choice. And we'll throw in a hard copy of our new EP, too.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,500 or more
Kata-vento plays your event! We'll bring two sets of original music to you - as long as you're in the Bay Area or love us enough to fly us to you! Wherever you are, we'll bring you a copy of our new EP.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013