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G. Alegría, Laura Andrea Leguía, Hugo Alcázar, Freddy "Huevito" Lobatón, Shirazette Tinnin, Yuri Juárez & John Benitez in the studio!
G. Alegría, Laura Andrea Leguía, Hugo Alcázar, Freddy "Huevito" Lobatón, Shirazette Tinnin, Yuri Juárez & John Benitez in the studio!
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Dear Friends, fans, family and loyal supporters,

The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is now in the studio!  We are bubbling with excitement for our new album "City of Kings"  that is being recorded as we launch this project!

Through the magic of Kickstarter, a little help from our friends and enough caffeine to get an entire olympic team disqualified... we are going to raise $25,000 to 

1) RECORD the new album with Engineer extraordinaire Paul Geluso

2) MIX AND MASTER with Paul Geluso, Saponegro Records' Julio Ortega and the greatest mastering guru on earth, Alan Silverman!

3) DEVELOP ARTWORK with our unique designer Christian Braun

4) DUPLICATE with Nimbit.  Cool company.

5) PUBLICIZE and LAUNCH  through Mitchell Feldman Associates

We are thrilled that we will be able to keep you updated throughout the process this month.  We have until September 16th at 11:59 to raise the funding... but of course the sooner we do it the more the creative juices can flow.  The release of our new CD is set for February 2013.

Please browse through the options for supporting us to the right.  We look forward to your contribution and to welcoming you to the Afro-Peruvian Sextet circle of supporters.  Remember the amount is not as important as your willingness to participate!  Pledges are available from just $2!

Also, if we exceed our goal, Laura Andrea promises to ALSO release a Saxofón Criollo Christmas album THIS YEAR!

We love you!

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    An MP3 of the CDs lead off track which we will happily email to you two whole months before the official February release date!

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    MP3s of every single track on the album delivered right to your inbox two months before the official release!

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    Your own autographed copy of the CD "Ciudad de los Reyes" (City of Kings) mailed to you two whole months before the official release date!

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    ONE ALL-ACCESS pass to attend the final mixing session for the new album which will take place in New York City on August 28th in the afternoon and evening!

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    FOUR AUTOGRAPHED CDS. The entire Afro-Peruvian Sextet collection: "Nuevo Mundo" (2008), "Pucusana" (2012), Afro-Peruvian Jazz Secrets (2012) and "Ciudad de los reyes" (2013).

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    THE JAW BONE OF AN ASS. A quijada (Afro-Peruvian instrument made from the jaw bone of an donkey) picked out, approved and signed by Freddy "Huevito" Lobatón will be mailed to your doorstep!

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    COMMISSION a song from the Afro-Peruvian Sextet. We will write a new piece of music in your honor and invite you to the rehearsal process (in person or via SKYPE). You can suggest theme, lyrics, colors, instrumentation, musings and inspirations... the song will be published as "commissioned by YOU"!

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    TOUR THE CITY OF KINGS with the band and attend the Peruvian CD release in January! 7 days on the road with the band in Lima, Perú. This land package to the greatest city in the world includes all hotel accomodations, daily breakfast buffet, all-access passes to shows, peñas, ground transportation, guided museum visits, excursions, music lessons, dance lessons... and if you can't make January then the summer tour is also available to you!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER level. This means you are a principal backer and will receive credit in the CD itself as "associate producer." We will send you a packet of CDS for your friends and, in addition, expect VIP access and treatment for an entire year!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER level. This is the highest level possible with your credit in the physical CD as "executive producer." you will be invited to attend the mixing sessions for the album and your input will be requested in various aspects of the production. And of course VIP access and treatment for an entire year!

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