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$2,782
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
39
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 16 2018 2:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Welcome friends and family! We are gathered here for a celebration: To commemorate 45 joyful years of Latin music artistry, legendary congero, percussionist, producer, song writer and band leader Little Johnny Rivero has hit the ground running with his newest project, “Golpe Duro!” There’s some hardcore salsa dura coming your way with this album, which will include at least eight original compositions and the hottest salsa musicians in NYC, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, including the great Eddie Palmieri!

Little Johnny is currently on tour with 10-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri, and has performed with some of the most highly-respected acts in the game such as Charlie Palmieri, Cheo Feliciano, Andy Montañez, Ruben Blades, Ray Barretto, Bobby Valentin, Descarga Boricua All Stars, RMM All Stars, and Sergio George, among many others.

It's our dream to bring this project to you at the highest quality we possibly can, but it's an expensive undertaking that we can only achieve with your help. Any contribution that you're able to make brings us one step closer to bringing this milestone celebration of Latin music tradition to life! 

Check the rewards because we are offering things that may never be available again, and many are also exclusive to this Kickstarter project! This is your chance to score signed CDs, signed Bongo heads, signed Djembe heads, percussion lessons, canvas print of the album cover, Giovanni LP bongos, or a signed Iya Bata drum.

Risks and challenges

Projects like these are very expensive and takes a lot of people to create. Some of our biggest challenges will include not only the making of the recording and arrangements but the publicity. We are working with Truth Revolution Records, Rope-a-dope and Uprising Records to bring this to the public. We will tackle these obstacles together and with your help we hope to bring this music to as large an audience as possible!

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Advanced Digital Download "Golpe Duro"

    Digital download. Get the album before everyone else! (only 25 available)

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    Advanced Digital Download "Golpe Duro"

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    Signed Physical Copy of "Music In Me"

    If you want this singed by the legend himself sign up here! (only 25 copies)

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    Advanced Signed Physical "Golpe Duro"

    When we get the CD, you get the CD. Before everyone else!

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    Signed LP Card, Video and Thank You!

    LP postcard signed by Little Johnny(limited number) ...and get the album before everyone else! Get an advanced copy of Golpe Duro AND be mentioned by Little Johnny himself in a YouTube video! He will be thanking you for your contribution for everyone to see!

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    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced Signed Physical Copy of "Golpe Duro"
    • A video that personally thanks you on YouTube
    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
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    2 Free Guest Passes!

    2 Free Guest Passes to Show of Your Choice

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    • Advanced Signed Physical Copy of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
    • A video that personally thanks you on YouTube
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    Autographed Drum Head

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    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
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    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
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    Skype or Personal Lesson

    Get a one-on-one 1 hour lesson with Little Johnny (via SKYPE, Facetime, or at his house)

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    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced Signed Physical Copy of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
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    • 1 Free Guest Pass to any show of your choice
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    Your name credited in the liner notes

    Your name will be physically printed in the liner notes inside the album printed for everyone to see! Become part of musical history!

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    • Advanced Signed Physical Copy of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
    • Video of "Golpe Duro" Studio Recording
    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
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    LP FutureLite II Conga Stand

    Get your 1 hour lesson and get this conga stand so you can practice! only one available! You have to cover the shipping on this one though but it will be worth it!

    Includes:
    • 1-Hour Percussion Lesson
    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
    • Signed Copy Of "Golpe Duro"
    • Video of "Golpe Duro" Studio Recording
    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
    • A video that personally thanks you on YouTube
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    LP Galaxy Bongo

    "Giovanni Hidalgo" series. This is a limited collector's item -- only one available! You have to cover the shipping on this one though but it will be worth it!

    Includes:
    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced Signed Physical Copy of "Golpe Duro"
    • Your name credited in the liner notes
    • 2 Free Guest Passes to any show of your choice
    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
    • A video that personally thanks you on YouTube
    • 1-Hour Percussion Lesson
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    Signed Iya Bata Drum

    This is a limited collector's item -- only one available! You have to cover the shipping on this one though but it will be worth it!

    Includes:
    • Advanced digital download of "Golpe Duro"
    • Advanced Signed Physical Copy of "Golpe Duro"
    • Your name credited in the liner notes
    • 2 Free Guest Passes to any show of your choice
    • Advanced Behind-the-Scenes footage of the making of "Golpe Duro"
    • A video that personally thanks you on YouTube
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    Producer Status

    Listed as a Kickstarter producer" for Golpe Duro. and if you come to NYC Little Johnny will take you out to lunch, hang out and talk!

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    • 2 Free Guest Passes to any show of your choice
    • A video that personally thanks you on YouTube
    • Your name credited in the liner notes
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Funding period

- (60 days)