Raising funds and awareness for my first solo CD project. Kirtan incorporates traditional prayers with eclectic blends of world music
I'm so excited to start my Kickstarter campaign! My name is Bonnie Argo and I'm a yoga teacher and musician/chant/kirtan artist from the Boston area raising money to create my own solo CD. I'm investing my time and energy in this project because I feel passionate about sharing healing, energy and heart with the global community. This is also the most vulnerable endeavor that I have perhaps ever embarked upon! I have been a closeted singer in the shower and very shy about stepping forwards and sharing this offering with the world, and I do it humbly and tenderly now as I ask for you help.
This is a CD of all-original music: ancient mantras set to an eclectic mix of instruments from around the world, inspired by the time I have spent working with world renewed musicians such as John de Kadt and Benjy Wertheimer. I am also honored to be joined by internationally renowned musicians contributing their hearts and skills on the CD. This will be a World Music CD in the Kirtan genre. Kirtan is the practice of chanting ancient mantras and prayers, and in this case will be blended with modern and traditional instruments and flavors.
Recording has begun...we are making amazing headway and having so much fun at the same time!! A couple of sounds clips are present in my video :-) There is still a long journey ahead and every $1 you donate makes a difference.
Your contributions will help:
* Manufacture the first run of the CD (1000 copies)
* Record/mix/master the CD at a professional studio
* Compensate the musicians and production team\
Do I just want you to give me money?: No! There are a couple of great things about Kickstarter.
One: Nothing is for free. There is a gift for each level of donation and I have tried to make it equal to every inch of your generosity. You can see all of them on the right over there. If you want something different, email me, I'll see what I can do!
Two: Kickstarter is ALL or NOTHING funding. If I don't make my goal, I don't get any of the money. Nada, Zilch, Zero, Negativisimo. You will never be charged. You know what I love about that? We are in this together. It becomes our project.
What if we raise more than the goal?: We'll all meet in a central location and go for pizza! No really, the extra money will be used for the following:
* recording more songs!!
* musician pay
* graphic design support
Please help spread the word by sharing this link with your networks. I have created rewards that offer something for everyone, from every interest to every budget!
I am so grateful to be part of such an amazing community of people (GLOBALLY!), which includes YOU, and I am excited to see how a kula in action can support devotion in motion!
I thank you deeply for your support, it means the world to me. I am constantly amazed by the power of the community that we share, and the way yogi's keep on rising up!
With abundant love and light
UPDATE: NOW THAT WE HAVE REACHED "THE GOAL"
Please help me get to $5000 so that I can record 2 additional tracks, pay and incorporate additional musicians, and make this as BAD-ASS as possible!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,500 goal
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Jun 21, 2012 - Jul 18, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
KARMA YOGI - Good Karma :-)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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DIGITAL YOGI - 2 songs via digital downloadEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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SEVA YOGI - Full CD digital downloadEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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SING-A-LONG YOGI - Signed CD mailed or local pick up (all rewards will be shipped to your home if local pick-up cannot be arranged) (US residents only).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $54 or more
15 backers Limited (15 of 30 left)
ADVENTURE YOGI/RELAXED YOGI :-) - Option to attend one of two small group classes: 1) AcroYoga focusing on Acrobatics with a photo of you flying with Bonnie. 2) Thai Massage Metta Class learning to give and receive Thai Massage. Two dates and times will be offered in the Boston area. 1 signed CD.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $108 or more
8 backers Limited (2 of 10 left)
BHAKTI YOGI - 1) A Harmonium Lesson learning simple chords to some of your favorite Kirtan chants! (Location permitting) 2) 2 signed CD's.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
INNER YOGI - 1) Cultivate your personal spiritual practice! Includes 2 skype sessions to support you tapping into your inner bhakti and meditation. Also includes a personal japa mantra. 2) 3 signed CD's. 3) Your name in my website and your name/logo in my CD liner notes.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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EVOLVING YOGI - 1) Mentoring for teachers, interested students and bhaktas. Includes 3 personal skype or in person sessions offering mentorship, goal setting, meditation and mantra and feedback. 2) 5 signed CD's. 3) Your name in my website and your name/logo in my CD liner notes.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
PARTY YOGI - 1) A personal party for you and 4-6 of your friends! This will be an afternoon or evening with Bonnie and one of her amazing assistants, with a focus on either yoga, AcroYoga, or Thai Massage, with live music. 2) A signed CD for all guests. 3) Your name in my website and your name/logo in my CD liner notes.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012