From the beginning to the end... of our Kickstarter campaign! It's been almost sixty days and we're almost there! We didn't make it to $20,000 as I'd hoped, but we did continue past our goal, and we're close to $15,000-- so let's see if we can make it there! Also, as I write, we have 199 backers. Does anyone want to be our 200th?
If you're not a backer yet, but you've been reading our updates, please take your chance now to join us! After the campaign ends, we'll continue to post updates, but many of them will be for our backers only. You don't want to miss out on the behind-the-scenes story of the digitization and the production of the "Best of Radio Tanzania" CD, do you? We'll also use the updates to share photos, videos, and music!
Once the campaign ends, we'll be working on getting your rewards to you. Please be patient, as I will be in Dar til the end of this month, Tyler is in India, and the rest of the team is spread out in other locations around the globe. But don't worry, we're already working on it-- I'll be going to the Mwenge craft market very soon to pick out some beautiful Tanzanian "kanga" clothes and wood carvings for you guys.
Attached is the photo of John Kitime, myself, and Anania Ngoliga from last Friday night during the Kalunde Band concert. Mr. Ngoliga is wearing the band "uniform" but he was sitting that particular number out.
Thanks again for your amazing support, from mwanzo to mwisho. :)
Pamoja kwa muziki,
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THREE DIGITAL MP3 FILES of songs from the archives + your name listed in the "Thank you for Helping Digitize the Radio Tanzania Archives" section of our website with a link of your choice-- your blog or website, a cause you support, your twitter feed, your business, etc.Estimated delivery:
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The RADIO TANZANIA SAMPLER CD with not five, not ten, but TWENTY ONE hand-picked songs from the archives. This mix will be a preview of what the "Best of Radio Tanzania" CD will be like once we've digitized more music, remastered the tracks, etc. These songs are the jam and most of them have not been available to the public for nearly 50 years. CD will come with a handwritten 'thank you' note. Plus rewards above.Estimated delivery:
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ADVANCE DOWNLOAD of the "Best of Radio Tanzania" compilation CD with PDF version of liner notes and photos (when it's ready), and you still get the sampler CD now! + rewards above.Estimated delivery:
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HARD COPY of the "Best of Radio Tanzania" compilation CD with liner notes, and a glossy 5x7 print of a photograph from the archives with lyrics from one of the songs (and its translation) on the back + all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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RADIO TANZANIA HOME MOVIES DVD (the rough-cut of the documentary film that we'll put together while we're working on the archives). This will be an inside look into the digitization process, Tanzanian music, and Swahili culture as we see it on the ground. It will include interviews and performances with musicians we meet along the way. At this level, you'll also get your name in the liner notes of the CD, an 8x10 glossy print of a photograph from the archives with the lyrics of a song from the archives and its English translation + all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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RADIO TANZANIA T-SHIRT (limited edition) with our awesome logo on it + all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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A Skype interview with myself, AND Totoo ze Bingwa or Benjamin wa Mambo Jambo (both popular Tanzanian musicians), a Skype tour of the Radio Tanzania archives, an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit for the "Best of" CD, a professional photo book of prints and lyrics from the archives, a hand-carved Tanzanian craft or necklace + all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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UNLIMITED free downloads of digitized songs from the archives (once we have set up a website), EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit for the "Best of Radio Tanzania" CD, the photo book of photos and lyrics, the Skype tour and interviews, a hand-selected Tanzanian "kanga" cloth with a Swahili proverb on it, and a Tanzanian carved wood handicraft + all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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Come to Tanzania and participate in the digitization yourself. Get a tour of the Radio Tanzania archives, attend 2 live music shows and explore the city with the Radio Tanzania team, meet the musicians whose work is contained in the archives, see some music digitized and create your own mixed CDs with your favorite tracks, and take a swim in the Indian Ocean. PLUS all of the above. (airfare not included).Estimated delivery:
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