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Please help Christafari finish recording our 1st Reggae Worship album in almost 20 years & pay the expensive cover song licensing fees.

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THIS IS AN ALL-OR-NOTHING CAMPAIGN. YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL!

WHO WE ARE:  Christafari is a gospel reggae band that was started back in 1989. For over 20 years we’ve been spreading God’s love to the world through reggae music as musicianaries (musical-missionaries).

WHAT WE DO:  At every single show we present the gospel of Jesus Christ clearly. We've seen about 5,000 people come to Christ each year! We end each of our concerts with worship.  But as we visit churches all over the world, we realize that a lot of worship out there sounds the same.  

WHAT THE PROJECT IS:  The Body of Christ is so diverse and we don’t think that worship music should be one-size-fits-all. Just imagine your favorite worship songs by artists like Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin or Michael W. Smith done in a reggae style in addition to some new Christafari originals!

WHAT WE NEED:  We still need to cover the remaining recording costs, manufacturing and the greatest expense of all; which is licensing today’s popular worship cover songs. In order to do this we need to raise a minimum of $10,000. Anything above this will go towards music videos and the essential costs of promotion and marketing.

WHAT YOU GET:  We’re not just asking you to give money to us—we’re inviting you to be a part of what God’s going to do through this album and through our ministry globally. In doing so, you’ll also get some cool perks! We spent a lot of time coming up with some fun and creative incentives that we’re sure you’ll enjoy (see column on the right hand side of this page).

OUR PLEA:  Will you help us finish this album? If you can’t pledge right now, we understand, but please commit to praying for this project. And kindly share this link to all your friends and family through e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, blogs—you name it. Thanks!

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  • Unfortunately, (for now) Kickstarter only allows one pledge per email address. The best way we've found is to use a second email address (if you have one), or if necessary, to create a new one real quick (i.e. JohnChristafari@gmail/yahoo/hotmail/etc) Thanks for pledging! We couldn't do this without your support!

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  • Yes it is. In fact, you probably heard about this campaign through our personal Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation, etc... But to put you at ease, we created a video featuring the key members of our band talking about that project. You can't fake that! And if that isn't proof enough, for $200 or more, I'm even willing to give you a significant piece of one of my dreads! How's that for proof?

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    Our heartfelt thanks for your support of this album. No amount is too small and every single dollar will help tremendously!

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    Exclusive digital 8x10 photo of the band--with a special "Thank You" message--ready to be printed out on any quality color printer and framed.

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    Advance digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date (320 kbps MP3) + Exclusive digital 8x10 "Thank You" photo of the band.

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    A physical copy of the CD before anyone else gets it + a Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + Digital "Thank You" photo.

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    PREMIER PACKAGE: Autographed physical copy of the CD before anyone else gets it + a Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + Digital "Thank You" photo.

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    2 drumsticks signed by Tyrone (used on the recording of the CD) + Autographed physical copy of the CD before anyone else gets it + Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + Digital "Thank You" photo.

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    Limited edition Reggae Worship T-shirt (sizes S-4XL) + Digital download of the album + Autographed CD + Digital "Thank You" photo. (We will request shirt size later).

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    MEGA PACKAGE: Your name in the Thank You section of our CD + Limited edition Reggae Worship T-shirt (sizes S-4XL) + Digital download of the album + Autographed CD + Digital "Thank You" photo + Champion Sound 7” vinyl record (We will request shirt size later).

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    Autographed limited edition Reggae Worship T-shirt signed on the back by the whole band (sizes S-4XL) + Digital download of the album + Autographed CD + Digital "Thank You" photo. (We will request shirt size later).

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    Handwritten lyrics of your favorite Christafari song by one of the band members and signed by the whole band + The MEGA PACKAGE

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    A personal “thank you” phone call from Mark and Avion + A mention on Twitter + The MEGA PACKAGE

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    Get a box of 10 CDs to give away to your closest friends! Mailed at least 2 weeks before the release date (we'll cover the shipping)--That's a steal! + Your name in the Thank You section of our CD!

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    Mark and Avion will treat you and a guest to lunch or dinner at one of their favorite restaurants in the LA area (only for residents or visitors of Southern California) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    A 30 minute Skype session with the whole band during one of our practices (ask us anything!) + The MEGA PACKAGE

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    A one-of-a-kind significant piece of one of Mark's dreads + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Beginners surf lessons with Mark Mohr or two hour surf session. He'll provide the board, all you have to do is meet him at a Southern Califonia Beach of his choosing (only for residents or visitors of Southern California) + The MEGA PACKAGE

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    One Hour Muay Thai lesson with Obie Obien at the UFC Gym in Torrance, CA (only for residents or visitors of Southern California) + The MEGA PACKAGE

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    Mark Mohr comes out and preaches at your church or teaches your worship team for an hour on diversity and creating a relevant multicultural worship experience + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Avion performs up to 5 songs at your church service or event—you provide the sound system (Southern California residents only) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Give CD's to all your friends! Get a box of 30 CDs to give away to everyone you know and turn them on to Christafari! Mailed at least 2 weeks before the release date--That's a steal!

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    Solomon Jabby dubs (remixes) one of your original songs (you provide the music and he'll give you the vibes) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    2 hour photo shoot in the LA area shot by Avion Blackman or Obie Obien (Obiefilms.com) with makeup and styling by Jennifer Howland (only for residents or visitors of Southern California) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Mark Mohr preaches and Avion Blackman sings up to 5 songs at your church, event or Bible study (Southern California residents only) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    One-on-one 3-hour intensive songwriting workshop and artist makeover with Mark Mohr, Avion Blackman and Tiago Costa. We'll teach you simple step-by-step tools for songwriting success and the essentials on how to promote your song and make the greatest impact as an artist (Southern California residents or visitors only) + Lunch at our favorite restaurant (our treat) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Sing one song on stage with Christafari (just get yourself to the show and choose from a list of songs in our repertoire) + Ride the crowd if you dare! (Mark will try and push you) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    One hour music lesson with one of the band members in person in Southern California or via Skype (you choose the instrument: drums, bass, keys, guitar, trumpet or trombone) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    One hour vocal lesson with Avion Blackman or Jennifer Howland (in person in Southern California or via Skype) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    A day in the life of Christafari. Sit in on a studio session with us for a day. See the magic happen as they track the album in the dub lab + Mark and Avion will treat you to lunch and dinner at two of their favorite restaurants (Southern California residents or visitors only) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    2 Backstage passes for life (just get yourself to the venue anywhere in the world and we'll give you the royal treatment) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Be featured in the next Christafari music video (Southern California residents only unless you wanna pay your own way to LA) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Executive producer credits on the back cover and inside of the CD + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    A one of a kind song over an existing Christafari riddim, recorded by Mark Mohr that features your name and story in the lyrics + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Autographed one of a kind Steinberger Synapse TranScale Custom Electric Guitar (maroon). This guitar was played by Obie Obien for around 200 shows in Europe, South America, the Caribbean and the USA. + 10 digital photos of Obie onstage rocking it before thousands + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Christafari concert at your church, outreach, venue or even your backyard—you provide the sound system (Southern California residents only) + The MEGA PACKAGE.

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    Professional music video shot by world renowned director Obie Obien of Rank and File Films (ObieFilms.com) + The MEGA PACKAGE. (Travel costs added if shot outside of Los Angeles, CA.

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