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Join us in making music history. Make your pledge in support of Afro-Peruvian jazz music. The Sextet welcomes you to the family. info@jazzperu.org

Dear friends,

Behold the Kickstarter platform!

The Afro-Peruvian Sextet wants to develop a sustainable independent business model. Our idea is straight forward: We want to replace the concept of working for a "major label" by funding our own work directly through our fan base. We are happily partnering with Kickstarter to securely request financial contributions from you. They are called "pledges."

Pledges can be large, medium or small. In exchange for your pledge, you receive a gift. Gifts vary according to the amount of your pledge. Small pledge = small gift. Large pledge = large gift. Regardless of the pledge amount, you will join the inner circle of advisers to the Afro-Peruvian Sextet. We will consult with you every step of the way and use your input to inspire us.

Our first action will be to fund the professional release of our new CD Pucusana. With your pledge you will personally become involved as the catalyst that presents Afro-Peruvian jazz music to the world! We look forward to welcoming you to our family.

An important part of the Kickstarter concept is that your credit card will only be charged if we make our minimum goal of $9,000. Below is a breakdown of our financial goals and exactly where your pledge dollars will go, as well as how we will be accountable to you.

$9,000
PAYS FOR: A fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign
ACCOUNTABILITY: You will receive all media charting reports.

As we reach higher levels of funding, the more "dreams" we change to reality.

$18,000
PAYS FOR: A professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: You will receive all media articles.

$27,000
PAYS FOR: Online advertising for three months, a professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: You will receive links to all online ads.

$36,000
PAYS FOR: Paid offline advertising for three months, online advertising for three months, a professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: We will send you all print ads.

$45,000
PAYS FOR: Fully fund set up of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's webcasting channel, paid offline advertising for three months, online advertising for three months, a professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: You will see all of our shows streaming.

$54,000
PAYS FOR: Fully fund the re-design and professional website maximization campaign, fully fund set up of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's webcasting channel, paid offline advertising for three months, online advertising for three months, a professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: You will see the new site.

$63,000
PAYS FOR: Fully commission the music for the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's next album, fully fund the re-design and professional website maximization campaign, fully fund set up of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's webcasting channel, paid offline advertising for three months, online advertising for three months, a professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: New music performed at shows.

$72,000
PAYS FOR: Fully fund the booking process for the 2012-2013 7-continent World Tour, fully commission the music for the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's next album, fully fund the re-design and professional website maximization campaign, fully fund set up of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's webcasting channel, paid offline advertising for three months, online advertising for three months, a professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Confirmed show listings on our website.

$81,000
PAYS FOR: Secure funding for the design of Afro-Peruvian Sextet merchandise, fully fund the booking process for the 2012-2013 7-continent World Tour, fully commission the music for the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's next album, fully fund the re-design and professional website maximization campaign, fully fund set up of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's webcasting channel, paid offline advertising for three months, online advertising for three months, a professional 2-month mainstream publicity campaign and a fully professional 3-month jazz publicity and radio campaign.
ADDITIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: You will see all of the new goodies on sale.

We invite you to proudly make a pledge right now! If you have any questions please write to the band at info@jazzperu.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,

The Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet
Gabriel, Laura Andrea, Huevito, Yuri, Hugo/Shirazette and John

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    THE YOUNG FAN. Recommended for younger fans and those without their own income yet. As a "thank you," we will include your name and home town in a specially created section of our website!

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    DIGITAL WORLD. Digital versions of two top secret ballads: "Un Rezo" by Laura Andrea Leguía and "Alicia en el País de las Maravillas" by Gabriel Alegría. These are the first songs we ever recorded (2002) in our Afro-Peruvian jazz style. Consequently, they represent the beginning of our musical journey. On these tracks you can hear the enthusiasm of discovering a style that has stayed with us for ten years and counting...

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    1 PUCUSANA CD. One copy of our brand new recording will be mailed to you ahead of the official release date. You will have it even before radio stations do!

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    1 AUTOGRAPHED CD. A signed copy of Pucusana will be mailed to your doorstep!

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    DRUMMER'S WORLD. Bring your drums or percussion instruments and participate in a drum circle with the band on the afternoon of August 6th! Play percussion festejo and landó with the band for one hour straight on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 56th St in Manhattan. Afterwards, enjoy drinks and fellowship with the band at Tutuma Social Club's happy hour. No experience necessary!

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    SIGNED CD COMBO. Signed copies of our new Pucusana CD and 2008 release Nuevo Mundo will be mailed to you. Collectors items in the making :)

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    COOKING PARTY. Your very own cooking lessons from the band! Sunday August 1st. First, we'll make "solterito"- a vegetarian appetizer ceviche that is radically delicious (and Huevito's specialty for cutting through hangovers). Then, learn to make "seco de cordero." Gabriel will show you how to make a perfect seco de cordero, a slow cooked Peruvian lamb dish with a yummy cilantro sauce. Finally, Laura Andrea, the most dangerous sweet-tooth in the Afro-Peruvian Sextet, will instruct you in the art of making "Suspiro de Limeña", a deliciously rich dessert from Lima... from scratch! Wine anyone? Our resident wine expert Yuri will take you shopping for a great bottle. Live lesson in New York but also available around the world via SKYPE (except for the wine shopping part).

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    MUSIC LESSON. One hour private lesson with a member of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet. Your choice. Available via SKYPE anywhere in the world!

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    SMALL BOXES. A cajita (Afro-Peruvian instrument featured on "El Norte") signed by the entire band will be mailed to your doorstep.

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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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    Private dance lesson with Huevito. Choose from zapateo, marinera or festejo dancing!

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    28 of JULY SPECIAL! In honor of Peruvian independence day, the band will dedicate a tune to you on this special day and upload the video of the live performance to YouTube. You will thus go down in history!

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    BIG BOXES. A limited edition, handmade Peruvian cajón signed by the entire band will be shipped to your door step.

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    DINNER AND A SHOW. VIP dinner for two in New York City with the Sextet! Good for any Afro-Peruvian Sextet weekend show at Tutuma Social Club. Includes delicious Peruvian appetizers, ceviche, causa, arroz con mariscos, dessert and unlimited Pisco Sours! Plus, the club's owner Santina Bari Matwey will personally tend to your table.

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    ART WORK. As seen on our website. A complete set of 5 classic black/white line drawings printed (3' X 2') taken from hand drawings that depict "el cajonero", "la pianista", "el contrabajista", "el trompetista" and "la saxofonista". Signed Art Work by Laura Andrea Leguía.

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    COMPOSER'S DREAM. You propose the theme and inspiration for a new composition to be arranged and performed by the Afro-Peruvian Sextet.

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    CD RELEASE WEEKEND. August 6-7-8 VIP weekend package to the Afro-Peruvian Sextet's Pucusana CD release. Includes hotel accommodations for three nights in New York City, one show at Tutuma Social Club, an all day Litchfield Jazz Festival pass, round-trip ground transportation to Litchfield from NYC and access to the exclusive by-invitation-only Afro-Peruvian Sextet Cocktail listening party in mid-town Manhattan. The experience includes attending rehearsals, meals and partaking as a member of the band.

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    TOUR PERU with THE AFRO-PERUVIAN SEXTET. January 7-16, 2011. 10 days on the road with the band in Perú including Lima, Chincha, Paracas, Cusco. All in-country planes, trains, tour bus, entrance tickets, backstage passes included. You get yourself to Lima and we take care of the rest! Cultural immersion and living like a rock star... well... Afro-Peruvian jazz star :)

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    PRIVATE CONCERT. Your very own concert. The Sextet will play a concert where you can personally pick the repertoire and suggest your favorite song for the Sextet to arrange Afro-Peruvian style. In addition, gift baskets will be made available to all of your guests including signed CDs and artwork.

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