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Help undiscovered Caribbean Nicaraguan artists produce a CD that will raise money for the Bluefields School of Music.
Help undiscovered Caribbean Nicaraguan artists produce a CD that will raise money for the Bluefields School of Music.
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The Bluefields School of Music is seeking support to produce professional quality CDs featuring the first graduates from our young artists program, and their teachers from the older generation of musicians.

The music has been recorded, mixed, and mastered, and all we need to do is press the album.

The Bluefields School of Music program is designed to give talented and disadvantaged youth from this poor region of Central America an opportunity to record and produce their own songs with the assistance of veteran local artists and visiting producers and engineers.

This CD will help fundraise for future students in the Bluefields School of Music.

Young artists taking part in the program learn traditional Maypole songs and other indigenous music on guitars, keyboards, banjo’s and percussion. They also get a computer course on graphic design, simple web design and audio production.

The first graduates and teachers of the program have put together an amazing collection of gritty reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and traditional mento songs that are inspired in equal measure by traditional sounds and modern life in this far flung corner of the Caribbean.

All of the artists have recorded their tracks in our new recording studio in Bluefields and we need funding to master and press the CDs so we can distribute this amazing music to a wider audience. These professionally produced discs will then be sold both locally and internationally in order to fund classes for the next generation of artists who we are currently selecting for the program.

Your contribution is essential in enabling us to make this program self sustainble and making sure these hot tunes reach the widest possible audience. The Artists have the skills and the tunes are ready, we only need a little support to finish the CD.

CD TRACK LISTING

1. Bobies Hang a Way Low - Professor Putchie w/ Evan Rhodes
2. Estoy Enamorado - Mango Ghost
3. Fire in Bluefields - Rundown Orchestra
4. My One Only Girl - Kali Boom
5. Te Extrañare - Kali Boom and Claudio Wiel
6. Love Your Woman - Papa Bantam
7. Bluefields Anthem- Foots
8. Queen of the Dancehall - Kila B w/ Birdman
9. Gals Wan Shatas - Mad Angels
10. Sitting on the Beach - Sabu
11. Elisa - Sabu
12. En La Costa - John Oliver
13. Quiero Confesarte - Mr. Lion
14. Tululu - Rundown Orchestra

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    3 mp3s of your choice and a special thanks.

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    Advance digital copy of the entire Bluefields School of Music Album - all 14 tracks! Subscription to Bluefields School of Music Newsletter.

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    All of the above + the Special Edition Bluefields School of Music CD with "Love Your Woman" Music Video delivered to your doorstep.

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    Digital download of Sabu remastered "Live Your Life" Album + a Bluefields Sound System Poster + Special Edition Bluefields School of Music CD + Advance Digital Copy + 3 exclusive mp3s from upcoming Bluefields Sound System releases.

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    Digital download of Mango Ghost remastered "Palo de Mayo" Album + a Bluefields Sound System Poster + Special Edition Bluefields School of Music CD + Advance Digital Copy + 3 exclusive mp3s from upcoming Bluefields Sound System releases.

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    A traditional Maypole T-Shirt + digital download of remastered Mango Ghost Album "Palo de Mayo" + digital download of Sabu remastered "Live Your Life" Album + Special Edition Bluefields School of Music CD + Advance Digital Copy + a poster

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    A signed copy of Sabu "Live Your Life" + digital download of remastered Mango Ghost Album "Palo de Mayo" + Special Edition Bluefields School of Music CD + Advance Digital Copy + a poster + a T-shirt + and A YEAR OF EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED MP3s STRAIGHT FROM THE BLUEFIELDS SOUND SYSTEM STUDIOS.

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    Get a personalized CD with a track specially written by/and for
    you. Beside that you get your name on the CD sleeve, a ticket to the
    CD release party, and all before.

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    You’ll get a private concert with a the Bluefields Sound
    System artists and you own home cooked Rundown (local traditional soup
    on coconut base), plus all of the above... but for that you need to come to Bluefields!

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