Support the production and release of East African soul-jazz vocalist Somi's first live concert album!
On March 29th & 30th of 2011, Somi and her band will record their first live concert album at the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City. Both evenings will feature live selections from her critically acclaimed studio albums - "If The Rains Come First" (ObliqSound, 2009), which debuted at #2 on Billboard's World Music Chart, and "Red Soil In My Eyes" (Harmonia Mundi, 2007). The goal of the project is to release a full-length live album while incorporating some multimedia & video elements in order to better capture the live experience of Somi's performances. FOR PLEDGES MADE AFTER THE RECORDING DATES for $250 and ABOVE... complimentary tickets to Somi's future performance and private reception for the album release will be the adjusted but still fabulous REWARD.
The How & Why
Some of those additional elements include a live HD video of at least one song on the album and behind the scenes concert footage - both of which will be included with all digital downloads of the album and physical CDs/DVDs. Over the years, East African vocalist Somi and her band have been winning the hearts of audiences around the globe. A consummate performer and prolific storyteller, the young songwriter decided to self produce this live concert album at the behest of her global fanbase and those who know how very special the "live Somi experience" is. The project is also a chance to make a proper sonic and visual archive of that very experience while giving something back to the listeners who have supported her most.
Funds raised from this campaign will go towards the pre & post production costs of a full length multi-media live concert album as well as the promotional expenses of releasing it in the Summer of 2011. These costs include but are not limited to: audio/video engineers, musician recording fees, disc manufacturing, marketing and publicity.
Some friendly YouTube & Vimeo footage
- 'Ingele' Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nHGHw2yiM
- Short Doc Film for Holland Tour Promo: http://www.vimeo.com/15387345
- 'Ingele' Live in Concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkNRWNKW0Mc
- 'Waiting in Vain' Live in Concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUI6U1kXjkc
- 'Wallflower Blues' Live in a Radio Station: http://vimeo.com/19139958
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Receive a personalized thank you gift & all project updates directly from Somi.
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One free digital download from the live album and all rewards previously mentioned.
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Invitation to private reception on the last night of live album recording, one personally autographed copy of the live album, two complimentary tickets to The Jazz Standard live album recording performance, and all rewards previously mentioned.
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Invitation to participate in and vote at album critical listening and song selection session, listed as Executive Producer in the album liner notes, and all rewards previously mentioned.
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Post-performance interview with Somi and inclusion in the live DVD behind the scenes footage, private acoustic serenade by Somi, complimentary tickets for you and a guest to any three Somi performances before April 2012, and all rewards previously mentioned.
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