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brotha James is an musical messenger recording his 2nd album named (ABRACADABARA) of uplifting, meaningful and inspirational music.
162 backers pledged $102,590 to help bring this project to life.

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Three years ago I gave up my six-figure income to go after my dreams of being an uplifting musician. I risked it all. I put all of my savings into this mission of being a musician who will make a difference in the world through the power of music and words. I've risked it all to be the change I want to see in the world. I’m following the child-like voice inside of me that says, "YOU ARE MADE FOR THIS."

 I'm going after my passion and I'm making my dreams come true. 

 What I didn’t realize when I started this journey was the impact my music and message would have on kids. Through this music, I’ve inspired kids to follow their dreams, to practice gratitude, and to be the best version of themselves.

I'm raising funds to record, produce and duplicate my second album-- ABRACADABRA: With These Words I Create.  

I've hired a world-class producer and mastering team to make this album hit like a song on the radio, but with uplifting and inspirational messages at its heart. 

My goal is to raise $50,000 dollars to cover all the costs of producing and distributing this album--from studio time, to mastering time, to travel, distribution, artwork, video, advertising, the list goes on and on. And let’s not forget sending this CD out to thousands of people, the credit card fees and the Kickstarter fee. Fifty thousand dollars will make this album an inspirational tool forever. 

 I'm asking you to stand with me. I'm asking you support me and this project that will make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people by the time I am done.

I'm raising funds to write, produce, duplicate and deliver an album full of hope, courage, love, self-love, and inspirational energy.

 I believe this type of message is needed more than ever before, and I believe music is the way to deliver it. 

To paraphrase social scientist Brene Brown, we are most alive when we are sharing our stories. This album is my way of sharing my story. It's a way of sharing what I believe to be my highest strengths and talents with the world. 

 I am a musician, I am a creator, and I promise you, I will make a difference! 

Risks and challenges

I’m 110% committed to making this album a force for good in the world. I have thousands and thousands of dollars of my own money invested into this project already. In addition, I have invested hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of hours into this album and am so confident it’s the best investment of my time, energy and belief I’ve ever made.

This is who I’m meant to be: A musical messenger making a positive impact in the way the world is shaped.

I will kick, scratch and crawl to the finish line. I will raise the $50,000, and I will make an album that inspires you and all the people you know to go after your dreams, to take care of others, and to risk it all for a better vision of ourselves and of the world.

You can count on me. I will be an investment you can be proud of.

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    I Am A Supporter

    Be the first to hear the new album ABRACADABRA as a digital download--before the album even comes out!

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    I WANT THE CD

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    GET TO KNOW BROTHA JAMES

    Receive a physical copy of the ABRACADABARA album and my first book--
    Stories About Songs-- both sent to your door step.

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    INVEST IN THE MISSION TO CHANGE WORLD

    Support this project--intentionally.
    Invest in this art. INVEST IN THE MISSION TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH UPLIFTING AND MEANINGFUL MUSIC!
    Get a signed copy of the album, a signed copy of the book, and a signed limited edition tour poster--all delivered to your door step.

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    SPREAD THE LOVE BY SHARING MUSIC

    Do want to give this to all your family and friends?
    Do you have a team or staff that you would like to both appreciate and inspire?
    Do you have clients that you would like to appreciate and inspire?

    Minimum Order of 25 CDs
    Max Order-- If you can dream it we can achieve it. Don't give until it hurts, just until it feels GOOD :)

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    WEAR YOUR PRIDE!

    Receive a physical copy of the CD, my book, a sticker, a limited edition tour poster, and the Merch Bundle (T-shirt, Trucker Hat, Jersey Hoodie, Coozie and a Sweatshirt).

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    STEP INTO YOUR BLISS

    Receive two 60-minute Group Calls on connecting to your vision for the future, your big why, and the strategies you'll use to make it all come true. Whether it's playing music, selling real estate, or being a teacher, we all can use a stronger connection to deep meaning that allows us to access abundant energy in our work. This reward also includes the CD and the BOOK.

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    THE PARENTS AND KIDS PACK

    Receive two of the Wear your Pride packs or a Family Pack (your choice) and 5 extra CDs to give away to friends, family, and strangers. Music is the universal language!

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    CONTRIBUTE TO THE KIDS

    Sponsor a brotha James performance at a school of your choice. (If the travel distance is greater than 200 miles from my home, travel expenses will need to be covered by the contributor.)

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    BRING IT HOME

    Have a private CD release concert from
    brotha James in your home. Get to hear songs and stories about the making of this record.

    Also includes these rewards:
    Your name or business listed on the album;
    A signed copy of the record delivered in the mail;
    A signed Stories About Songs book.

    Concerts over 300 miles from my home will require additional travel costs.

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    brotha James FEST 2018

    Attend the brotha James Fest 2018 event! This will be a deep dive into what drives us, what makes us come alive and how we might bring our best selves to the world. Facilitation and music provided by brotha James and Jon Bergoff. Enjoy special guests, lots of time in nature, all vegan food, and an environment in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Each person will receive an entire brotha James Welcome Pack including the CD, the book, and some special merchandise. This reward covers the cost of your accommodations! For Real!

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    REPRESENT IN STYLE

    Enjoy a custom song written for you, your family or your business. The song will be written and produced by myself and my world class team of producers and engineers including Carlos Sosa! It will come out sounding like a song fit for the radio. This could be a gift to someone you love, a signature song for your brand, or your own family sound track!

    Also included are the CD and book shipped to your home!

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    HARNESS YOUR POWER

    Have brotha James fly in for a personal day of connecting you to your own personal mission. You will get 36 hours of digging into your passions, your greatest strengths and your vision for the future. We'll go deep into what drives you, what motivates you to show up every day This will include 4 follow-up coaching calls. You'll also receive a brotha James pack of CDs, merchandise, and an extra special gift.

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    I WANT IT ALL--AND PRODUCER CREDIT!

    Be named an Executive Producer and Key Contributor to the Mission on the actual CD. Also receive the rewards in the $250 Package.

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