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"Afro-Jersey!"

"Afro-Jersey" is Terre Roche, Sidiki Conde and Marlon Cherry, master musicians singing and playing in each others' languages.

"Afro-Jersey!"

"Afro-Jersey" is Terre Roche, Sidiki Conde and Marlon Cherry, master musicians singing and playing in each others' languages.

$8,385
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 20 2012 11:21 AM UTC +00:00

About

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMFop0CekEU

"Afro-Jersey" is making its first CD and you  can help us.  But first,  sit back, relax and check out our awesome video.

"Afro-Jersey" is the music of classy American folksinger  Terre Roche seamlessly blended with the hypnotic rhythms of Guinean djembe master  Sidiki Conde.  Joined by brilliant bassist, and secret crooner, Marlon Cherry,  this band is a unique coupling of master musician/storytellers in a provocative new sound.

"Afro-Jersey" has been writing, arranging and playing songs together, here in New York City, where they live, for the past three years.   Sidiki Conde is a global treasure who has overcome handicaps that would stop lesser souls and emerged as a world class musician.  The improbable story of how Sidiki, from deepest black Africa and  Terre from deepest white New Jersey met and became friends  comes pouring out in the live shows as they sing, play and laugh their way through the set,  powered with the  unerring instincts of veteran multi-instrumentalist Marlon Cherry.  The goal is to render a thrilling  collision of two musical cultures. The lyrics -- in English and Mandingo -- speak to intimate and global concerns in rich, potent harmonies over meticulous musical riffs.  This joyful collision reveals a common spirit that defies geography.

  This special recording will be birthed by producer Roger Greenawalt, who played all 185 Beatles songs on ukulele in one day.  He produced "The Manson Family" an avante garde opera in which Terre sang the role of Squeaky Fromme.     Some extraordinary guest artists who have graced our live performances will sprinkle their magic into the mix as we realize this dream. This CD is going to be one serious dose of ear candy!  It really needs your help to make it happen!   Thank you very much for considering us.

Here's the  video one more time!  We believe in the healing power of music and we want you to come along with us on our adventure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMFop0CekEU

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    Terre will stop whatever she's doing, close her eyes, say your name and send you a heartfelt good vibe toward Success and Happiness in your Life.

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    Roger will compose a Twitter poem of 24 characters or less with your name in it. Roger's Twitter handle is @jollyroget

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    We'll send you two verses from an Afro-Jersey song, one in Mandingo and one in English. Wisdom passed down from your Elders in full bloom with good cheer, humor and compassion for all of Life.

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    Ringtone of Marlon Cherry's laugh which can be heard at the start of the Afro-Jersey video.

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    Set of 6 "Cowboy Chord" cards from Terre's Fretboard Vitamin Collection of flashcards.
    These are flashcards, hand drawn and painted by Terre, for learning your first 6 chords on the guitar.

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    Accompany Roger on his Williamsburg Art Walk. Everyday Roger Greenawalt take a 45 minute walk in his very hip neighborhood, Williamsburg. He walks with his ukulele and takes requests from passersby. You can either walk along with Roger or stay several paces behind to observe the phenomenon in action.

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    One of the band members will draw a picture of what you might or might not look like and send it to you.

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    "Afro-Jersey" T-Shirt designed by Terre

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    Roger will record you at his studio, Shabby Road, singing a Beatles song for his website beatlescompleteonukulele.com

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    Guitar Lesson w. Terre (Live or Skype)
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    Special Thanks on CD plus online Guitar Lesson with Terre.

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    Special Thanks on the CD plus an original painting by Terre incorporating 3 different themes of your choosing.

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    Afro-Jersey writes and records a song* for you with lyrics both in Mandingo and English. You choose the topic. - (* Does not include copyright)

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    Afro-Jersey House Concert at your House (NY Tri-State Area only)

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