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pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 9 2019 2:18 AM UTC +00:00

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NOTE: this campaign is only intended to promote and pre-sell the special perks available at the festival. For general admission tickets to the festival, please click here.

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 Singing Nina
 A cultural festival and conference
 

Germantown Arts presents "Singing Nina: a cultural festival and conference." This one day festival, held at multiple locations in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, focuses on the life and music of Nina Simone. Planned events include:
 

-a screening of the documentary, "What Happened, Miss Simone"
 

-a panel discussion of Nina Simone's life and work, through a cultural and historical context with hand picked experts who will speak
 

-a VIP event with a reception and live performance of Nina Simone's music with piano and voice at the only Black Writer's Museum in the United States
 

-a cider and kombucha garden at the historic Wyck House, with a performance by DJ Rich Medina of contemporary music that has utilized Nina Simone's music via sampling
 

-an evening performance of "Dear Nina" by Rootstock Republic, a 7 piece string ensemble performing original arrangements of Nina Simone's music. The performance will take place at Rittenhouse Soundworks. The string section will be complimented by alumni of the Curtis Institute of music, to acknowledge the connection of Miss Simone famously being denied admittance to that institution.

NOTE: this campaign is only intended to promote and pre-sell the special perks available at the festival. For general admission tickets to the festival, please click here.

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Thank you for your support!

Best,

David, Brendan, and Jim

Risks and challenges

This festival is a large undertaking with a lot of moving parts. It takes lots and time and energy to make sure that all facets of the festival are planned enough in advance and that all angles have been considered. Additionally, deposits must be paid, locations, performers, and equipment must be secured. Thankfully, we have an experienced and dedicated team of organizers and volunteers who have been planning this event for several months.

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    Festival T-shirt

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    Preferred seating during festival

    You will receive preferred seating for the documentary screening and concert of "Dear Nina," by string ensemble, Rootstock Republic.

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    VIP admission for Two

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    VIP, T-shirt, and sit in on rehearsal

    You will receive admission to the entire festival (preferred seating), VIP event, a festival t-shirt, and you will have the opportunity to sit in on the rehearsal of Rootstock Republic. The string ensemble will be rehearsing "Dear Nina," their program of original arrangements of Nina Simone's music as written for string quartet, bass, harp, piano, and voice. They will be joined by alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music, giving a nod to the historical significance of Nina Simone being denied admittance to that institution.

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