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A klezmer master, funk legend & hip-hop renegade together - that's Abraham Inc. We need your help to make the coolest band video ever! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 31, 2010.

A klezmer master, funk legend & hip-hop renegade together - that's Abraham Inc. We need your help to make the coolest band video ever!

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About this project

Welcome Friends of Abraham Inc! We are raising money for a video campaign to introduce more of the world to our unique home brew of funk, klezmer and hip hop. So far it seems to be hitting a collective nerve. Our "house parties" across the US and Europe have been fantastic. The CD "Tweet Tweet" just charted on Billboard. NPR's "All Things Considered” profile made a major impact. But we still need to reach all the folks who will dig what we are doing. We need to spread the word. And a viral video is the best way. Video Artist Benton Bainbridge (Beastie Boys, TV on the Radio), and video producer 99 Hooker (DJ Spooky, Yes Men) are poised to deliver the band's amazing feel-good energy !!!

Abraham Inc is a big undertaking. Because the record business is in such upheaval we have decided to take our business into our own control. To get our all-inclusive message "over the top" we need broad shoulders to stand on. Abraham Inc needs you : our peeps. Help us take independent music to the next step!

There's a great variety of fun incentives offered. Anything you can do to help us will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks from David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, Socalled and the whole Abraham Inc crew.

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    7 backers

    A personal thank you - a postcard from the road!

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    MP3 of an unreleased live tune from Abe Inc. at the Apollo Theatre.

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    Old clarinet reeds (mounted and signed by David Krakauer)

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    We've made an amazing road trip mix for you. This CD has songs by our friends & favorite musicians.

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    Archival print of original drawings by Socalled.

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    Autographed copy of Tweet Tweet signed by David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, and Socalled.

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    Limited reproduction of one of David Krakauer's handwritten charts.

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    Socalled or one of the other rappers will leave a rap on your answering machine using the theme of your choice!

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    Reproduced historical photograph signed by Fred Wesley.

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    8x10 signed print of the band plus a road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    7 backers

    Signed recording of one of Fred Wesley's hard-to-find historical records plus a road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    11x14 print of the band plus a road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    1 backer

    Original drawing by Socalled plus a road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    4 backers

    One signed 16x20 limited edition print of the band plus road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    1 backer

    Meet Abe. Inc! Private 10-minute meeting after the show with David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, and Socalled plus road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    Complete set of signed "Klezmer Madness" CDs from the early Tzadik to the most recent Label Bleu plus road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    One pair of tickets to a future Abraham Inc. show plus a private 10-minute meeting after the show with David Krakauer, Fred Wesley, and Socalled plus road trip mix plus a personal thank-you on our website.

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    Cameo in the video!!

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    Bottle of wine backstage in Paris or New York with Abe Inc!

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    (New York area only): David Krakauer will give a lecture/demonstration about the unusual path his career has taken him on and how it lead him to co-found Abraham Inc with Socalled and Fred Wesley.

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    Three course meal for two with at least one of the principals of Abe Inc in New York or Paris!

Funding period

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