The Jazz for Peace Empowerment Grant brings Jazz Great Rick DellaRatta to Africa to save one of the "Seven Great Wonders of the World".
After awarding the acclaimed Jazz for Peace Empowerment Grant to the Empaash Oloorienito Conservancy Trust in the Mara region of Kenya, Africa; World Renowned Jazz Artist Rick DellaRatta learned first hand of problems there that can permanently effect our entire worlds ecosystem, and was asked by everyone from the Prime Minister of Kenya to the Kenya Wildlife Service to the culturally rich and indigenous Maasai people themselves to create as much awareness as possible upon his return to the US.
He has decided to keep his promise by making this fascinatingly informative, educational, artistic yet also entertaining film.
As a result of this promise we are making a documentary about the Maasai Mara of Kenya, Africa. The objective of this documentary is to educate people about this amazing region of Africa and how its sustainability and success or failure can have an impact on the rest of the world. Via footage that we have taken from our two concerts trips there over the past year along with interviews and information we have gathered, we can now offer an insight into the land, the culture, the wildlife and the people while at the same time expose as well as educate viewers about the problems and possible solutions to saving "One of the Seven Great Wonders of the World".
Funds will be used for production costs and to assemble the footage into a complete full length documentary which fully achieves the above goals. Should we exceed our funding goal we will be able to EXCEED these goals already listed with further interviews, footage and additional production costs that we had not budgeted as well as obtain the promotion and distribution to enable this movie to reach the worldwide audience that it deserves.
For Additional Movie Footage click on video below:
This project has ALREADY received backing from numerous sources (see additional video example) enabling much of the heavy lifting to be completed including two trips to Kenya Africa, interviews, concert footage and more. We have already climbed the majority of this mountain and we just need your help for the final push to the summit (and beyond). We are excited to have this opportunity to invite people like you that might already be proud of our work to actually play a valuable role in the creative process by choosing one of our donor/reward options knowing that because of you this incredible dream and all of the positive things that will come from it in the future has become a reality.
Did you really say that the $5000 reward for North America or $10,000 worldwide could lead to as much as $250,000 for my favorite charity? Is this for real?
We can hardly believe it ourselves! That's why we DOCUMENTED IT. Click here for more info - http://www.ljjm.biz
However what is truly amazing about this award is the sponsoring partnership we have as part of our “Jazz for Peace-United Nations Celebration” with our Foundation’s Empowerment Tree Grant Program to provide the complete Event Staffing and the amazing perks that come with it (http://www.jazzforpeace.org/10) that have led to our 800 previous events from the United Nations in New York City to the event in Kenya that you just saw for your very own eyes, along with Tax Deductible incentives to add even MORE frosting to this enormously profitable “sustainable fundraising” cake!
To see all that our Empowerment Tree Grant Event Staff has to offer click here for complete details! http://www.jazzforpeace.org/10
I was wondering if we can get some more insight directly from Rick about his ultimate goal and some of his personal experiences and observations?
There are numerous problems which must be addressed simultaneously.
This is because one problem directly impacts another.
1. Saving the Mara River - Just a few days ago (Jan. 22) 60 minutes ONCE AGAIN did a one hour special on this!
Here is the 60 minutes link:
2. Protecting the wildlife.
Dickson Okaelo, featured in the 60 minutes piece above, is also featured in the Jazz for Peace Film. Although the interview he gave to Jazz for Peace in his meeting with me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHbs8MecHXQ) offers much more insight into the Wildlife concerns.
3. Preserving the land, the culture, and the way of life of the indigenous Maasai people.
There has been severe drought and the LifeFilta product that I am a spokesperson for can save many lives there. Here is some more information on that from this informative article by the BBC World News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8057316.stm
These three things are very intertwined.
For example if the river continues to dry up or become polluted it will probably destroy the wildlife and the people.
However at the bottom of this KICKSTARTER page are three links that all say www.jazzforpeace.org yet are very different and each one offers a very special insight that is far beyond anything that I could ever put into words.
1. The first link (located third up from the bottom) is a summary of the entire experience written by Maasai Warrior and Representative of the Empaash Oloorienito Conservancy Paul Kilelu:
Received: March 22, 2011
The concert was attended by people of all backgrounds - politicians, conservationists, musicians, tour operators, students, government officials and the landowners of EOC. Mr. Gideon Konchela, the former Minister for Immigration, opened the ceremony.
On our journey the next day to the upper Mara we witnessed activity that is seriously incompatible with the existing natural ecosystem.
According to Mr. Wilson Korrir, Assistant Director- Kenya Wildlife Service, the Jazz for Peace concept of empowerment was the best at this time when conservation of wildlife and the environment is in critical need. Mr. Korrir contributed many ideas on how the Jazz for Peace empowerment concept can be used to save our critical ecosystem in many parts of Kenya.
The ceremony uniting Rick with the Maasai people marked a new beginning, a new lease on the life of caring for wildlife in the area.
Paul Kilelu, Empaash Oloorienito Conservancy, Kenya, Africa
Click on the link below to read the amazing summary of this historic event and inspiration for our upcoming Movie "Saving the Maasai Mara"
2. A letter I received from Rt. Hon. Raila A. Odinga – Prime Minister of The Republic of Kenya
Received: March 10, 2011
Dear Rick,...my most sincere appreciation for selecting Nairobi as a venue for your concert...drawing both local and international attention to the Empaash Oloorienito Conservancy Trust in its efforts to conserve the Maasai Mara...I commend your organization for your committment to this noble cause.
Raila Odinga, Prime Minister, Kenya
Click here to read this informative letter in its entirety: http://www.jazzforpeace.org/primemo.pdf
3. Our far reaching Empowerment Grant Info Link which in the past few weeks alone has attracted applicants from New Zealand, Hawaii, Brooklyn, Chile, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Tulsa, the Phillipines and yes, Kenya to do exactly what you just saw in this documentary and will see a whole lot more of as soon as we get this project finished and onto your video screen.
It is this link which draws these amazing people and organizations from all over the country and the world giving me the opportunity to do everything I can to be “part of the solution”.
I would like to thank all of our Empowerment Grant recipients for their incredible dedication to collectively make our world a better place and for honoring me with the opportunity to help them and be a part of it!
Rick DellaRatta – Founder – Jazz for Peace
Thanks for asking!
Here is the link with all of the details: www.ljjm.biz
For the first time in Jazz History, a single musical event plays a prominent role in World history.
-uniting more world leaders and prestigious supporters than any other previous musical event ...
-creating the unprecedented opportunity to help over 800 Causes Worldwide through a Benefit Concert Series that is now considered "The Most Significant Cultural Event of Our Time!"
-giving instruments and education through an unprecedented effort to help children by bringing music back into our schools and stimulating the intellect by providing musical instruments through an Education Series and Instrument Donation Program.
-achieving these goals because the most unprecedented quality of all: THE MUSIC!
President Barack Obama, Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, Governor Peter Shumlin, Congressman Alcee Hastings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Prime Minister Raila Odinga (Africa), Labor Secretary Marcos Cintra (Brazil), And so many, many more...... The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the historic Jazz for Peace Concert at the United Nations has created the opportunity for our Foundation to invite YOU to Be a Part of it!
Theres only one 10th Anniversary Celebration for you to CA$H IN on.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 4, 2012.
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*** This sustainable funding Donor Reward has the potential to vastly exceed the amount pledged **** Aided by the full assistance of our award winning Empowerment Tree Grant Event Staff and their decade long 800 plus successful event experience and expertise, Jazz for Peace founder Rick DellaRatta will come to your city or town anywhere in North America on a date of YOUR choice (please choose three possible dates) to perform either a private concert for you or a public concert to help your favorite charity. Jazz for Peace concerts have raised as much as a quarter of a MILLION dollars in one evening. You will receive “Premier Sponsor” listing as well. This award can also be TAX DEDUCTIBLE! (Please inquire) - Value? INSANE!!! Estimated Delivery: On the Date of your Choice.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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*** This sustainable funding Donor Reward has the potential to vastly exceed the amount pledged **** Aided by the full assistance of our award winning Empowerment Tree Grant Event Staff and their decade long 800 plus successful event experience and expertise, Jazz for Peace founder Rick DellaRatta will come to your city or town anywhere in THE ENTIRE WORLD on a date of YOUR choice (please choose three possible dates) to perform either a private concert for you or a public concert to help your favorite charity. Jazz for Peace concerts have raised as much as a quarter of a MILLION dollars in one evening. Of course you also will receive “Premier Sponsor” listing in the movie as well. This award can also be TAX DEDUCTIBLE! (Please inquire) - Value? CERTIFIABLY INSANE!!! Estimated Delivery: On the Date of your Choice.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012