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Hartford,CT's own, Yunie Mojica (alto sax) and Raynel Fraizer (trombone) - produce their first music series in June 2012. Read more

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Hartford,CT's own, Yunie Mojica (alto sax) and Raynel Fraizer (trombone) - produce their first music series in June 2012.

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The UMOJA Music Series

Through the creation of the UMOJA Music Series Raynel Frazier and Yunie Mojica hope to inspire the spirit of community in Hartford with creative concerts that represent the seven principles of Kwanzaa. This seven week concert series will feature outstanding musicians who all have a unique connection to the Hartford community.  They include the UMOJA Sextet, the Abraham Burton and Eric McPherson Quartet, the Steve Davis Quintet, the Josh Evans Sextet, and several more. The goal in choosing these musicians is to pick artists who are not only connected to the Hartford Community, but who also embody the spirit of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Ms. Frazier and Ms. Mojica believe that the principles, Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith can and should be applied year round.

The first concert features the UMOJA Sextet lead by UMOJA Music Series curators Raynel Frazier and Yunie Mojica. This ensemble was created to celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa through jazz music. Umoja, meaning Unity is not only the name of this group but is also the first principle of Kwanzaa. The first concert will take place at the Pump House Gallery located in Bushnell Park. This outdoor concert experience is inviting to the entire community, from avid jazz listeners to everyday people who happen to pass by.  As a kick off to the UMOJA Music Series the UMOJA Sextet will play music that speaks to the audience and embodies the spirit of unity.

In following the theme of the UMOJA Music Series each of the remaining concerts will represent a principle of Kwanzaa. The goal is for the musicians to briefly talk about the principle and play music that reflects that principle of Kwanzaa. All of the concerts will either take place throughout the city of Hartford.

Raynel Frazier and Yunie Mojica believe that this series is important for the Hartford community. Not only does it showcase great musicians but is also engages the community by challenging them to reflect on the principles Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and responsibility, Cooperative economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. Yunie Mojica’s and Raynel Frazier’s vision is to uplift their audience through enjoyable concerts that inspire the community to come together.

Thanks for your support! :)

-Yunie Mojica & Raynel Fraizer

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    A free digital download of an unreleased track by UMOJA.

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

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    A personal thank you card from UMOJA Music Series producers, Raynel Frazier and Yunie Mojica, and a free digital download of an unreleased track by UMOJA.

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    About $25 USD

    7 backers

    A personal thank you card from UMOJA Music Series producers, Raynel Frazier and Yunie Mojica, and a free digital download of an unreleased track by UMOJA, and acknowledgement on our website as an UMOJA Music Series supporter.

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    A free digital download of an unreleased track by UMOJA, acknowledgement on our website as an UMOJA Music Series supporter, and a framed collage with photos from various concerts during the series.

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    A signed CD from a featured artist on the UMOJA Series roster. Plus a framed collage with photos from various concerts during the series and acknowledgement on our website as an UMOJA Music Series supporter.

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    A limited edition UMOJA Music Series T-Shirt (not for sale).

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    About $500 USD

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    Reserved seating and acknowledgement to a concert of your choice. Plus, a limited edition UMOJA Music Series T-Shirt.

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    Acknowledgement and reserved seating to a concert of your choice. Plus, a limited edition UMOJA Music Series T-shirt and a signed UMOJA Music Series poster.

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    About $1,000 USD

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    A private concert from UMOJA! Also, you will get reserved seating at 3 concerts of your choice, a framed picture from the series, and a limited edition UMOJA Music Series T-shirt.

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    About $2,000 USD

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    A private concert from UMOJA! Also, you will get reserved seating at all 7 concerts, a signed UMOJA Music Series poster, a limited edition UMOJA Music Series T-shirt, and a signed CD from an artist featured on the series.

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Funding period

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