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¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ is a worship album for children that exalts Jesus as a faithful guide in uncertain times.
¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ is a worship album for children that exalts Jesus as a faithful guide in uncertain times.
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WHAT AND WHY / ¿QUÉ Y POR QUÉ?

I began writing the songs that would become "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR" two years ago. I was thinking about the children in the ministry I lead--their specific fears and challenges in life. The reality is that today's children experience alarming levels of stress and anxiety. I wanted to make a resource that would directly address the hardships of the childhood experience and explore how the Good Shepherd calms and cares for children--not in some general way, but rather in concrete, specific ways that can comfort our kids in their daily lives.

There aren't many worship resources in Spanish for children. With "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR" I am aiming to make music with high production value that both kids and parents will enjoy listening to and singing along to both in the car and the worship service.

Rather than taking a strictly storied or pedagogical approach, I wanted these songs to be pastoral. I wanted to connect the everyday experiences of children with the goodness of God and his love for them. I wanted to provide helps for these little ones to come before God in worship to experience his grace. I wanted them to not only know but to feel their belonging as full-fledged members of the people of God.

In the writing of this album, I have come to realize that the simple is profound, that a good melody if a good melody (no matter the audience), and that the problems, challenges, and temptations of children tend to be--at their core--the very same things that affect us as adults.

The contexts change. We mature. We grow. Yet we still need to know that the Good Shepherd has not and will not abandon us. We need to know that the Holy Spirit is working in us and in our world. We need to know that we belong and that Jesus loves us.

Will you help us serve the spiritual growth and well-being of children and families in the global church by helping to fund this campaign?

(Demo Version/Maqueta acústica de la canción ¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ )

¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ es el nuevo álbum de Alabanzaré cuyas canciones empecé a componer desde hace dos años.  

Tenía y tengo en mente a los niños del ministerio que dirijo—sus miedos y desafíos específicos en la vida. La realidad es que los niños hoy en día experimentan niveles alarmantes de estrés y ansiedad. Al ver eso, quería producir un recurso que se dirigiera directamente a las dificultades de la niñez y que explorara las formas en las que el Buen Pastor calma y cuida de los niños—no de manera general, sino concreta y específica en la que Dios consuela a los niños en la vida diaria.

No existen muchos recursos de adoración para niños. Con ¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ hacemos un intento de hacer música con un alto valor en producción que pueda ser disfrutada tanto por los papás como por los niños y que se pueda cantar y escuchar tanto en el coche como en el culto de adoración.

En vez de tener un enfoque estrictamente pedagógico o de contar historias bíblicas a través del canto, quisiera que estas canciones fueran principalmente pastorales. Quisiera conectar las experiencias cotidianas de los niños con la bondad de Dios y su amor por ellos. Quisiera proveer ayudas para que estos pequeños vinieran ante Dios en adoración para experimentar su gracia. Quisiera que no sólo supieran sino que también sintieran que pertenecen de lleno al pueblo de Dios.

Al componer este álbum, me he dado cuenta que lo simple es profundo, que una buena melodía es una buena melodía (sin importar la audiencia) y que los problemas, desafíos y tentaciones de niños tienden a ser—en su raíz—las mismas cosas que nos afectan a los adultos.

Maduramos, crecemos y el contexto cambia.  Sin embargo, aún necesitamos saber que el Buen Pastor no nos ha abandonado ni nos abandonará. Necesitamos saber que el Espíritu Santo está obrando en nosotros y en nuestro mundo. Necesitamos saber que le pertenecemos y que Jesús nos ama.

Por favor, considera ayudarnos a servir al desarrollo espiritual y al bienestar de los niños y las families de la iglesia global apoyando esta campaña. ¡Muchas gracias!

WHEN AND WHERE / ¿CUÁNDO Y EN DÓNDE?

We plan to record the album in Mexico City in August 2017.  I am super excited to be working with experienced audio engineer Juan Levi Serrano.  

Planeamos grabar el disco en la Ciudad de México en el mes de agosto del 2017.  Estoy super emocionado porque vamos a estar trabajando con el ingeniero en audio Juan Levi Serrano.  

HOW / ¿CÓMO?

With your help!  We really can't do it without you.  Here are some details on the rewards we are offering backers.  Many of these are creative offerings that were developed specifically for this campaign, and I am beyond excited to announce them to you!  

¡Con tu ayuda!  Realmente no podemos hacer esto sin tu ayuda.  Abajo les paso unos detalles sobre las cosas que estamos ofreciendo para nuestros patrocinadores de Kickstarter, muchas de las cuales desarrollamos especialmente para esta campaña.  ¡Qué emoción!  

T-Shirt! Playera!

For the first time Alabanzaré has a t-shirt!  And it has an illustrated ukelele on it!!  The back reads: "Old hymns. New music. Eternal gospel."

¡Por primera vez, Alabanzaré ofrece una playera!  ¡¡Y tiene en la parte de enfrente un dibujo de un ukelele!!  La parte de atrás dice: ¨Antiguos himnos. Nueva música.  Eterno evangelio.¨  

 

Front of shirt
Front of shirt

 

Playera-parte de atrás
Playera-parte de atrás

 Original Art Prints - Impresiones de Arte

I am so excited to be able to offer these two art prints done by the talented illustrator, designer, and graphic artist Jennifer Bouron (who also designed the shirt). I had a blast collaborating on these!  Both prints are based on specific scripture passages and correspond to two specific songs on the album based on these same passages--"Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR" (Ps 23) and "Necesito Tu Ayuda, Oh Dios¨ (Mt 6:25-34). Great for a kid's room or for decor in your home! Both prints are size A4--8.3 in x 11.7 in / 210 x 297 mm.  These would look great in a matted frame or simply hung with no frame.  

Ps 23 "The LORD is my Shepherd" Art Print by @jeninuferu
Ps 23 "The LORD is my Shepherd" Art Print by @jeninuferu

Estoy super emocionado por poderles ofrecer estas dos impresiones de arte en alta calidad echas por la ilustradora, diseñadora y artista gráfica Jennifer Bouron (quien también hizo el diseño de la playera). ¡Me divertí mucho colaborando con ideas para estas obras! Las dos impresiones son basadas en pasajes específicos de la Biblia y corresponden a dos canciones del álbum también basadas en estos pasajes--¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ (Salmo 23) y ¨Necesito Tu Ayuda, Oh Dios¨ (Mt 6:25-34). Son perfectas para adornar una recámara de nin@ o como adorno en otra parte de la casa! Las dos impresiones son del tamaño A4--8.3 in x 11.7 in / 210 x 297 mm. Se verían excelentes con un mate para marco o simplemente colgadas sin marco.

Mt 6:28 "Consider the Lilies" Original Art Print by @jeninuferu
Mt 6:28 "Consider the Lilies" Original Art Print by @jeninuferu

Sleepy Time Digital Download- Versiones Instrumentales Para Dormir 

If you've ever heard of the Babies Go... (Beatles, Bob Marley, etc.) series of music, that's what I have in mind.  These will be alternate digital versions of the songs from the album "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"--calming, slow, instrumental--perfect for nap time for babies and adults.  

Si alguna vez has escuchado de la serie de música Babies Go...(Beatles, Bob Marley, etc.), sabrás lo que tengo en mente.  Serán versiones alternativas de las canciones del álbum "Somos Ovejas del Señor"--instrumentales, calmantes y lentas--perfectas para la hora de la siesta de los niños...y de los papás.  

Artisanal Art - Artesanías

These are surprise works of art that I will get from Mexico.  I'm so excited to be able to support local artists there by including their art in this campaign!

Serán obras sorpresas de arte que conseguiré en México.  Estoy muy emocionado por poder apoyar a artesanos locales incluyendo su arte en esta campaña!  

You Funded... - Usted Patrocinó...

These are the higher level reward tiers and allow the backer to fund a specific area of the project budget.  For example, you can specifically fund the musicians or the vocalists or the album art (among other things).  Each of these tiers includes a creative reward for the backer.  

Estas opciones de patrocinio dan la opción de ayudarnos con un área específico del proyecto.  Por ejemplo, uno puede patrocinar a los músicos o a los vocalistas o incluso pagar el diseño del arte de la portada del disco (entre otras cosas).  Cada una de estas opciones incluye un premio creativo para el patrocinador.  

Risks and challenges

If all goes well, we will catapult this album into your hands and ears in December. We will work hard after recording in August to organize mixing, mastering, album art direction, and fulfillment of Kickstarter rewards.

Trabajaremos duro terminando la grabación en agosto para organizar la mezcla y la masterización del disco, la realización del arte de portada y el envío de los premios de Kickstarter para que el disco esté en sus manos y oídos para diciembre.

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We are on a pretty tight budget, so any funds exceeding our goal will be a big help in creating some margin for adding additional musicians/instruments, beefing up the album art, fulfilling merch orders, and paying shipping fees.

Nuestro presupuesto para el disco es suficiente pero no queda mucho margen. Si nos llegan fondos en exceso de la meta, serán de gran ayuda para liberar más fondos para instrumentos/músicos adicionales, para ampliar el arte para el disco, para comprar playeras e impresiones de arte adicionales y para pagar los gastos de los envíos relacionados con la campaña.

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    Gratitude

    Our gratitude for your support in making this album plus access to exclusive Kickstarter updates about the album.

    Nuestra gratitud sincera por habernos apoyado con este proyecto más acceso a actualizaciones exclusivas sobre el disco que voy a subir aquí.

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    Digital Download

    Digital Download of the album before it releases.

    Descarga digital del disco antes del lanzamiento oficial.

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    CD + Digital Download

    Compact Disc (shipping within U.S. included)

    Disco Compacto (costo del envío dentro de EEUU incluido)

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    Signed CD + Digital Download

    Signed copy of the CD.

    Disco compacto firmado con un pequeño mensaje personal.

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    • Signed Compact Disc of ¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨
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    ¨Ovejas¨ Sleepy Time Instrumental Digital Download + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    Digital download of instrumental versions of songs from the album perfect for babies and adult nap time alike.

    Descarga digital de versiones instrumentales de las canciones del disco aptas para la hora de la siesta.

    Includes:
    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
    • Digital Download of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
    • "Ovejas" Sleepy Time Instrumental Songs Digital Download
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    Digital Downloads of All Albums

    Digital Downloads of Our Previous Albums + ¨Ovejas¨ CD + "Ovejas" DD

    Digital Downloads of both "Refugio de Gracia" and "Peregrinos en Desierto"

    Descargas digitales de nuestros discos anteriores--¨Peregrinos en Desierto¨ y ¨Refugio de Gracia¨

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    • Digital Download of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
    • Digital Download of "Peregrinos en Desierto"
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    T-Shirt

    T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    For the first time ever, your very own Alabanzaré shirt, made specially for this campaign!

    Por primera vez en la historia, tu propia playera de Alabanzaré hecha especialmente para esta campaña!

    Includes:
    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
    • "Ovejas" Sleepy Time Instrumental Songs Digital Download
    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
    • Digital Download of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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    Custom Art Print + Small Artisanal Art

    Custom Art Print + Small Surprise Mexican Artisanal Piece of Art + T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    All previous (except our past albums) PLUS you choose (from 2 options) a scripture-inspired art print made especially for this campaign by the amazing graphic artist and illustrator Jennifer Bouron. We will also include a small surprise piece of artisanal art from Mexico.

    Además que todo lo anterior (excepto nuestros álbumes pasados), escoges (de dos opciones) una impresión de arte de alta calidad en papel grueso. Son obras inspiradas en pasajes bíblicos hechas por la ilustria artista gráfica e ilustradora Jennifer Bouron. También incluiremos una artesanía pequeña mexicana.

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    • Scripture-Inspired Original Art Print
    • Small Surprise Piece of Mexican Artisanal Art
    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
    • "Ovejas" Sleepy Time Instrumental Songs Digital Download
    • Both Scripture-Inspired Art Prints
    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
    • Medium Surprise Piece of Mexican Artisanal Art
    • Digital Download of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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    Both Art Prints + Medium Artisanal Art

    Both Custom Art Prints + Medium-Sized Surprise Mexican Artisanal Piece of Art + T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    All previous (except our past albums) PLUS you get both custom Scripture-inspired art prints and a medium-sized surprise piece of artisanal art from Mexico.

    Además que todo lo anterior (excepto nuestros álbumes pasados), te damos las dos impresiones de arte de alta calidad inspiradas en las Escrituras y una artesanía mediana mexicana.

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    • Both Scripture-Inspired Art Prints
    • Medium Surprise Piece of Mexican Artisanal Art
    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
    • "Ovejas" Sleepy Time Instrumental Songs Digital Download
    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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    You funded: ALBUM ART!

    Large Piece of Surprise Artisanal Art + Both Custom Art Prints + T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    You fund our art, we give you art in return...in the form of a large piece of Mexican artisanal art!

    Nos has dado el regalo del arte y nosotros te devolvemos el favor...en forma de una pieza grande de artesanía mexicana!

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    • Large Surprise Piece of Mexican Artisanal Art
    • Both Scripture-Inspired Art Prints
    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
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    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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    You funded: CD DUPLICATION!

    30 Album Giveaways in Your Honor + Both Custom Art Prints + Medium-Sized Surprise Mexican Artisanal Piece of Art + T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    Since you brought our CDs into the world (by pressing them into round, plastic discs), we will pass on the favor by bringing our music into the world of 30 Spanish speaking people--by giving away 30 albums in your honor.

    Como pagaste la maquila de nuestros discos y diste vida a estos círculos redondos de plástico, nosotros nos comprometemos a pagarlo por adelantado...introduciendo nuestra música a las vidas de 30 personas...regalaremos 30 copias del álbum en tu honor.

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    • 30 Albums Given Away in Your Honor
    • Both Scripture-Inspired Art Prints
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    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
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    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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    You funded: TRANSPORT/LODGING/FOOD!

    Community Service Day in Your Honor + Both Custom Art Prints + Medium-Sized Surprise Mexican Artisanal Piece of Art + T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    You feed us, we feed others! I will organize a group of friends (including myself) for a volunteer day at a local STL organization that gives food, clothes, and other helps to newly arrived refugees and immigrants.

    Tal como nos diste de comer en nuestro proceso de grabar, daremos de comer a otros! Organizaré un día de servicio en el que participo con varios amigos, dando de nuestro tiempo y energía con una organización que da comida, ropa y muebles a inmigrantes y refugiados recién llegados.

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    • A Day of Community Service in Your Honor
    • Both Scripture-Inspired Art Prints
    • Medium Surprise Piece of Mexican Artisanal Art
    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
    • "Ovejas" Sleepy Time Instrumental Songs Digital Download
    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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    You funded: VOCALISTS AND COACH!

    50 Album Giveaways in Your Honor + Both Custom Art Prints + Medium-Sized Surprise Mexican Artisanal Piece of Art + T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    We give away 50 copies of the album to a Spanish-speaking church/ministry.

    Regalamos 50 copias del álbum a una iglesia o ministerio.

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    • 100 Albums Given Away in Your Honor
    • Both Scripture-Inspired Art Prints
    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
    • "Ovejas" Sleepy Time Instrumental Songs Digital Download
    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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    You funded: MUSICIANS+STUDIO PERSONNEL!

    B-day Sing Along + 100 Album Giveaways in Your Honor + Both Custom Art Prints + Medium-Sized Surprise Mexican Artisanal Piece of Art + T-Shirt + Sleepy Time DD + CD + "Ovejas" DD

    I will play songs from ¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ at your child's birthday party (St. Louis, Missouri area only)! plus we give away 100 copies of the album to Spanish-speaking churches/ministries.

    Cantaré canciones de ¨Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR¨ en el cumpleaños de tu hij@ (sólo en el área de St. Louis, Missouri, EEUU) y además regalaremos 100 copias del álbum.

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    • Medium Surprise Piece of Mexican Artisanal Art
    • Alabanzaré T-Shirt
    • "Ovejas" Sleepy Time Instrumental Songs Digital Download
    • Compact Disc of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
    • Digital Download of "Somos Ovejas del SEÑOR"
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Funding period

- (30 days)