Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 10, 2010.

Update #4

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Hello everyone!

All Kickstarter premium gifts are out for delivery!

Thank you all once again for your continued support of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet. We've now played both Litchfield and New Haven Jazz Festivals and have received great accolades from main stream news media including The Wall Street Journal and Time Out New York.

Oh... and it's now official... August 31st is the official Radio release date of Pucusana... keep your fingers crossed and send good vibes and energy to Mike Carlson in Seattle who will be handling the album for us! Also, the new album was Downbeat Magazine's "pick of the month" :)

We will post a complete update from our publicists DL Media on September 1st in our newsletter.

with love and admiration,

Gabriel (and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet)

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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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