Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 21, 2012.

Update #1

Nearing End of Day 2!

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Hey there everyone, i just wanted to take a minute and give a big thanks to those who have backed this project and those that have helped by sharing links and liking it on Facebook.  As i write this, we are right at $500 which may seem like a ways off from our goal of $30,000 but from small beginnings come great things.  The most important thing that people can do is SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE.  I am confident that we can meet our goal especially since there will be some awesome things happening in the next few weeks!

I have spoken with a lot of people over the past few days in preparation for Kuha'o's arrival here in Utah.  He will be visiting during the month of July with his grandparents and that's when we will record his CD.  I am so excited to have him close by so that we can upload videos daily to his YouTube Channel and create more hype about the project.  Kuha'o is so excited to make this trip, and all of us who have had the privilege of hearing him play are counting down the days until he gets here!  It is truly a touching experience to hear him perform, and there will be performances in Utah where people can have that opportunity.

I don't want to give too many details at the moment since this is breaking news, but it looks like Kuha'o is going to have the opportunity to open up a concert for Landau Eugene Murphy Jr on July 21st in Ogden Utah!!  When it is set in stone, i will post it on here. For those that don't know who Landau is, he was the winner of the sixth season of America's Got Talent!  I really can't believe it, things like this keep on developing and the excitement grows daily.  Check back and i'll give more details about that night and other places Kuha'o will be performing.  Check out Landau on YouTube, he has some amazing stuff! 

Once again, thanks for those that have backed our project.  Whether or not a project is successful really depends a whole lot on the networking involved with it.  Please reach out and spread the word.  If every backer were to get just one other person to back our project, it would spread fast.  Get excited and let's recruit more to our little army of supporters! 

Another big thanks to everyone!  And if you have backed this project leave a comment for others to read so we can each feed off one anther's excitement.  Looking forward to day 3!

Andy

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      Creator Genie Ruddle on June 24, 2012

      As a speech-language pathologist in the Waimea area for almost 30 years now, I was so touched by Kuha'o's story! My mom, a music teacher, failed in her attempts to pass on her inherited musical ability,mso when I see Kuha'o spreading his aloha in such a masterful way (and dang--in only TWO years?!), this truly his makana to the world! Why wouldn't everyone support that? Chicken skin! Mahalo nui e Andy for finding this shining star and leading him to a brighter future!

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    RECENTLY ADDED YOUTUBE VIDEO BONUS! For those that act fast, they'll get Reward #8 for a lot cheaper! Select this reward and Kuha'o will play your song of choice uploaded to YouTube, dedicated to somebody special. You'll also receive Rewards 2-6. These videos will be filmed and uploaded by the end of July! Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other special day coming up? Let Kuha'o make that day more memorable with a video.

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    REWARD 9: You will receive recognition on the Elite Donor's Page of KuhaosDream.com where you will be able to place an advertising link of your choice (subject to content approval). Based on the viral nature of one of Kuha'o's previous YouTube videos, we anticipate that this site will receive extensive traffic. This will provide a great advertising opportunity. Your link will stay on the website for 2 years. The final website will be launched September 2012. Also receive Rewards 2-7.

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    REWARD 10: You get to select one song for Kuha'o's first album (subject to content approval). He will dedicate the song to a person of your choice in the CD jacket, and you will also receive a DVD of the actual studio recording of your song of choice. Also receive Rewards 2-7

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    REWARD 11: Are you an aspiring artist or singer? This reward is for you! You will get to pick a song for Kuha'o to play on his album while you accompany him. You can sing or play another instrument. Kuha'o's gift is remarkable, and this CD is history in the making. Think about how many people will receive this CD; maybe this is just what you need to kickstart your career and get noticed! Backers assume travel costs to Utah to record this song with Kuha'o during the month of July. We will set a mutually agreeable date and time. Also receive Rewards 2-7.

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    REWARD 13: This is the ultimate reward. Kuha'o will perform a private concert for you. This will be conducted at a mutually agreeable time and place within the United States. All that we ask is that you provide a venue, piano and an audience that is excited to hear Kuha'o play! If you want to keep this private and only invite a handful of guests, or if you want to invite as many people as you can, we are okay with whatever! Also receive Rewards 2-7.

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