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Tumaini- New album by Berta Moreno Afro-Jazz Soul Project

Inspired by her trip to Kenya's Slums. A fusion of Jazz, Soul and African Music to make you smile and dance.

Tumaini- New album by Berta Moreno Afro-Jazz Soul Project

Inspired by her trip to Kenya's Slums. A fusion of Jazz, Soul and African Music to make you smile and dance.

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About

(English version below)

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Descripción del proyecto:

Una propuesta innovadora, original y atrevida que fusiona el lenguaje del jazz moderno, la música Soul y los ritmos y armonías de la música Africana, creando un lenguaje propio y multi-dimensional para contar mi vivencia personal en África, y para que el público se una a un viaje musical de contrastes que les llevará desde los paisajes de la Savannah africana y sus puestas de sol hasta el corazón del barrio marginal de Kawangware (Kenia) y la belleza y vitalidad de los niños que habitan sus calles.

Having so much fun while performing with "Berta Moreno Afro-Jazz Soul Project" in Mirajazz (Spain). Photo by JL Fdez Montoya.

Inspiración:

En 2016, tuve la oportunidad de viajar, con la compañía Bilingual Birdies, a Kawangware, el segundo barrio marginal más grande de Kenia, donde trabajé como músico durante varias semanas en el centro social “Little Ray of Hope”, hogar de niños recogidos de las calles, la mayoría en condiciones de pobreza extrema, y algunos incluso huérfanos. Allí pude observar con mis propios ojos los descomunales retos de la vida en Kawanwgare, pero al mismo tiempo experimenté de primera mano el más puro optimismo, felicidad,  esperanza, alegría y dignidad con la que los africanos afrontan su día a día.

Tras esta experiencia, sentí la necesidad de popularizar este genuino enfoque hacia las dificultades de la vida, extremadamente necesario en el mundo de hoy, y materializar el mensaje a través de este nuevo proyecto.

This is Christine. A sweet and strong girl I felt in love with while being in Kawangware. The song "Christine" is inspired by her.

¿Qué necesito?

Para poder grabar este nuevo disco y compartirlo con todos vosotros lo antes posible, necesito de vuestra colaboración para poder recaudar entre todos al menos $12.000. Puedes comprar el disco por adelantado y recibir otras recompensas en esta campaña.

Este dinero me ayudará a cubrir gastos como:

  • Alquiler del estudio de grabación
  • Salario de los músicos
  • Ingenieros de sonido
  • Mezcla y máster del CD
  • Diseño y fotografía para el disco
  • Produccion y copias del CD físico
  • Gastos de distribución
  • Marketing y promoción

IN ENGLISH: 

The Project:

A musical journey of contrasts that will take you from the landscapes of the African Savannah and its sunsets to the heart of Kawangware's Slum and the beauty and vitality of the children who inhabit its streets.

“Tumaini” (Hope in Swahili), is a highly creative and original music proposal in which Jazz, Soul and African Rhythms are mixed together in a very unique and personal wayto make you feel, smile and dance.

The Inspiration:

Inspired by my personal experience living in the slums of Kenya, I am presenting a set of original compositions and lyrics to tell you inspiring stories about life in Kawangware (second biggest slum in Kenya) and to express Africans’ vision of dealing with the hardships of life by dancing and singing and helping one another.

What I Need:

In order to make this album a reality and share it with you as soon as possible, I am asking for your support to raise at least $12.000. 

This money will cover some of these expenses:

  • Studio Rental
  • Recording Engineers
  • Musicians Salaries
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Artwork/photoshoot for CD
  • Printing Costs
  • Distribution Costs
  • Marketing and PR

Risks and challenges

The planned days for recording this album are December 2019. We hope we can finish the album soon to share it with you during the beginning of 2020, but this campaign will cover only part of the expenses, and it might be a risk of delaying the process specially for PR campaign and final release date of the Album.

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    Everything counts, I will be forever grateful for your love to this project.
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    Tumaini- CD signed and dedicated to you.

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    FOLLETO DIGITAL CON LAS LETRAS+ CD FIRMADO+ MP3
    Recibe un CD firmado y dedicato por mi, y además recibe un folleto digital con las letras de cada canción (con traducción al español): ¡¡EXCLUSIVO PARA ESTA CAMPAÑA!! Además podrás descargarte el album en formato digital.

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    Get a copy of "Tumaini" Cd and a copy of my previous album "Little Steps", both signed and dedicated to you. Get Tumaini Digital Download, and a digital booklet with Tumaini lyrics.

    Recibe el nuevo disco "Tumaini" y el disco anterior "Little Steps" ambos firmados y dedicados. Recibe además los respectivos folletos digitales con las historias de Little Steps y las letras de Tumaini. Incluirá la descarga digital en mp3.

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    CD TUMAINI FIRMADO + 1 PARTITURA ESCRITA A MANO Y FIRMADA POR MI+ FOLLETO DIGITAL+ MP3

    Recibe tu copia firmada y dedicada del disco Tumaini, junto con el folleto digital con las letras y la descarga en mp3. Te enviaré además la partitura de uno de los temas del disco, escrita a mano y firmada por mi.

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    TUMAINI CD FIRMADO + CAMISETA TUMAINI + FOLLETO DIGITAL+ MP3

    Recibe una copia firmada del CD Tumaini con un folleto digital que incluye las letras de las canciones y tu camiseta Tumaini. Recibe también la descarga digital en MP3.

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    RECIBE 2 DISCOS TUMAINI firmados y dedicados y DOS CAMISETAS TUMAINI. Recibe además la descarga digital y el folleto digital pdf con las letras de las canciones.

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    Little Steps scores +Tumaini CD +T-shirt

    Get 4 pdf scores of your choice from "Little Steps" Album to play with your friends, or for your students. Get as well a signed copy of the new album "Tumaini" with the digital download and the digital booklet with the lyrics of the songs and your Tumaini T-Shirt.

    4 PARTITURAS PDF DEL ALBUM "LITTLE STEPS" + Tumaini CD firmado+ Tumaini T-Shirt+ Folleto digital+ Mp3
    Recibe 4 partituras a tu elección del disco "Little Steps" para tocar con tu banda o para tus estudiantes de combo. Recibe además una copia firmada de "Tumaini" con el folleto digital que incluye las letras de las canciones, tu camiseta Tumaini y la descarga en mp3.

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    Cover of your favorite song (sax/bass)

    I will be happy to play your favorite song (sax and bass duo). You will get the video with a personal message from us. Get also a signed copy of Tumaini Album, a Tumaini T-shirt the digital booklet with the lyrics of the songs and a digital download.

    VERSION EN VIDEO DE TU CANCIÓN FAVORITA A DUO (saxo/ bajo)
    Me encantará hacer una versión con el saxo a dúo con el contrabajo de tu tema favorito, o cualquier canción que te apetezca. Llevate una copia firmada del disco TUMAINI y una camiseta. Además del folleto digital con las letras de las canciones y la descarga mp3.

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    Your name in the liner notes!

    Be part of our CD ! We'll give you a special place for your name as an important contributor of this project in the album liner notes. You will also get a signed copy of "Tumaini" Album with the digital booklet including the lyrics and the "Tumaini" T-shirt.

    TU NOMBRE EN LOS AGRADECIMIENTOS DEL CD
    Formaras parte de los agradecimientos especiales en la carátula del CD. Recibirás además tu CD "Tumaini" firmado y dedicado, una camiseta, el folleto digital con las letras de las canciones y la descarga digital en mp3.

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    I will compose a song for you

    I will compose a 2-3min song specially for you or someone you love. I will give you the recording in mp3 and a video file playing the song. Get as well a signed copy of "Tumaini"CD with the digital booklet including the lyrics of the songs and a "Tumaini" T-shirt.

    TE COMPONGO UNA CANCIÓN+ TU NOMBRE EN EL CD+ CD FIRMADO+ FOLLETO+ MP3

    Compondré un tema de 2-3min para tí sobre algo que te inspire, alguien especial o lo que tu quieras. Te daré un audio y video de tu canción. Incluiré tu nombre el los agradecimientos del CD. Recibe además un CD firmado con el folleto digital con las letras de cada canción del álbum y la descarga digital del álbum completo y una camiseta.

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    BE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OF THE CD + 2 SIGNED CD's + 2 T-SHIRTS
    Get credit as an Associate Producer for the Album. Receive Two signed copies of Tumaini CD with the exclusive booklet including lyrics of the songs plus an early-release digital download. Get two Tumani T-shirts.

    PRODUCTOR ASOCIADO DE MI DISCO + 2 CD FIRMADO+ 2 CAMISETAS
    Conviértete en productor asociado de mi disco, tu nombre aparecerá en la carátula del CD. Además grabaré en audio/video la canción que tu elijas dedicada para tí. Recibe 2 CDs firmados y dedicados con sus dos folletos contándote las historias de cada canción y descárgate el albu completo en formato digital.

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