Brooklyn based Afrobeat band, Zongo Junction, is recording our first record and we want you to be a part of it! Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 12, 2010.
About this project
WHO ARE WE AND WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We are Zongo Junction, an 11 piece Afrobeat band based in Brooklyn, NY. We have been playing together since April 2009, but many of us have known each other for much longer (some since kindergarten). The core of the band grew up together in the Bay Area, California. We're trying to make a record and we need the help of our beautiful family, friends and fans! We've been working really hard to raise funds for this project through live shows and merchandise sales, but we need an extra boost.
The music we play is Afrobeat, originally pioneered by Nigerian musical superstar and political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. With the success of the Broadway musical, FELA!, about the life and music of Fela Kuti, we believe this is a great time for us to put our music out for the public to hear.
Our plan is to spend a week in the studio at the beginning of November, recording a 6 or 7 song disc. We have some amazing people on board that should take this album to a whole new level, including a great engineering/production team, and a guest appearance (or two) from a longtime member of Fela Kuti's famous Egypt 80 band!
As many people know, it's expensive to record, mix, master and manufacture a high quality record. ANY amount you are able to pledge is hugely appreciated.
Along with the gratification you will get knowing you have given to something very dear to our hearts and something we have all spent countless hours perfecting, there are also some awesome rewards we are offering, starting at just $10. Check them out to the right. Pre-order your copy today!
There's no limit on how much we can raise, so even if we hit our $5,000 goal, there is plenty more we can do with the extra cash.
Funding a tour.
Printing more CD's and T-shirts
Pressing the record to vinyl in addition to CD (how cool?)
Getting stickers printed.
and so much more...
We hope you enjoy our music and regardless of whether or not you pledge we thank you for at least checking this project out. If you're reading this, you at least got far enough to hear what we're all about.
For more music, videos, and to learn more about the band, please check out any of the following links.
Peace through music - Zongo Junction
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
A digital download of the album and a BIG thank you from the band!
Pledge $25 or more
A physical of the album PLUS a Zongo Junction T-Shirt. Signed if you like :)
Pledge $50 or more
A physical copy and digital download of the cd plus a shirt OR a pair of tickets to a Zongo Junction show of your choosing (you still get the cd!)
Pledge $100 or more
2 physical copies of the cd plus a shirt plus 4 tickets to a Zongo Junction show of your choosing
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above PLUS hang out with us at a rehearsal or a day in the studio or a radio broadcast after we release the record!
Pledge $500 or more
An escorted trip to a record store of your choosing (we recommend Amoeba in CA or Bleecker Bob's in NY) to help expand your musical knowledge of afrobeat and we'll buy the first 4 records!
Pledge $1,000 or more
Get into all Zongo Junction shows FREE FOR LIFE! So even when we make it big and are playing to sold out shows for $150 a ticket, you still get in free. Plus a few CDs, a T-Shirt, AND we'll send you a signed 11" x 17" photograph of the band for you to hang in your kitchen while you cook and listen to us on your new CD.
Pledge $1,500 or more
Within a 100 mile radius of NYC or a 300 mile radius of Berkeley (this may take a while, but we'll make it happen!), we'll come play a show for you and your friends! Just find the space, your living room, garage, backyard (we'll need power for this though) and we'll bring the booty shakin good grooves to have you dancing all night! And you'll obviously get the CD and a Shirt...maybe a couple of each if you want.
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