Thanks for your patience through the nearly silent first two weeks of our residency in Morocco. Everything has been going at a sun-baked fever inducing pace- but suffice to say, we are all here getting down to work. John and Jace are running a weekly series of posts over at the Fader- you can check the first one here. Yesterday our website went live after some Word Press programming delays- but everything is nearly fixed up and running smoothly- so check us at http://www.beyond-digital.org/Morocco2011/ for daily updates. Today we are packing envelopes and organizing CD's to send you all your rewards.
After Jace, Bo and Maggie's research trip to Marrakesh we decided to base ourselves in Casablanca for the month. Less tourism, more real people doing the media and music work we care about. It's been amazing so far and we never would have made it without you.
Taliesin and the BD Team
We are all incredibly honored to have your support. The same day we reached our pledge goal we received notification from NYFA that we will receive their support as a fiscal sponsor. This means we can apply for funds available to non-profits. There is still tons of work to do before we arrive in Marrakesh this June, but completing this initial fund raising effort was essential. Thank you again for contributing, sharing and discussing this project. Beyond Digital is a new model for all of us and we can't wait to share our story, as it unfolds, with you.
If you feel inspired you can link us on facebook
Our new home at http://www.beyond-digital.org/ should be up and running by the month.
All our Best,
Taliesin, Bo, John, Jace
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Feb 7, 2011 - Mar 9, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Receive a handwritten postcard from Maga Bo and DJ Rupture from Morocco.
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Receive a handwritten postcard from Maga Bo and DJ Rupture from Morocco accompanying three excellently curated CD's direct from one of Marrakesh's markets.
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Receive a handwritten postcard from Maga Bo and DJ Rupture from Morocco accompanying six excellently curated CD's direct from one of Marrakesh's markets.
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Receive a signed, limited 8x10 inch print of John Francis Peters work on the ground in Morocco after our June residency finishes along with a handwritten postcard from Maga Bo and DJ Rupture from Morocco.
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Receive a pair of Kraqeb, Gnawa sheet-metal castanets along with a handwritten postcard from Maga Bo and DJ Rupture from Morocco
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Receive a Bendir frame-drum along with a handwritten postcard from Maga Bo and DJ Rupture from Morocco.
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Receive a signed, limited 20x30inch print of John Francis Peters work on the ground in Morocco after our June residency finishes.
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Receive a pair of one hour long, exclusive, never to be sent to anyone else or put on the internet (unless you want to) DJ mixes from DJ Rupture and Maga Bo. The mixes can be on any topic or concept of your choosing.
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DJ Rupture or Maga Bo will come play your party. You figure out transportation, sound-system, and the crowd we'll take care of the rest. Think intimate dinner party or massive BBQ!
Pledge $2,000 or more
Join us in June, in Morocco, for as much or as little of the project as you like. Sit in on Bo and Jace's recording sessions with Berber musicians, watch John give workshops on digital photography, hang out with Taliesin in the hills chasing down mystic Gnawa sounds. Come on board as a developer for Beyond Digital and receive credit as a founding and lifetime member once it becomes a fully fledged non-profit.