**UPDATE: With 10 hours left, an anonymous donor gave a large pledge to make sure the project would be funded!! As our actual costs are closer to $15,000 so far, please don't let this keep you from continuing to pledge.
We are so grateful for every single backer that made this possible!
So, here’s the crazy plan. We are leaving Nashville for an epic journey to bring music, art, songwriting and creativity workshops to children all over the world, especially children affected by trauma.
We believe art and music can heal the heart on a deep level. We have seen it firsthand in our own lives, and we’ve seen it in the lives of kids all over the world. We are partnering with 10 children’s homes to bring music and art workshops to kids in the USA, Nicaragua, Germany, Poland, Israel, and Ghana.
Our hope for “Let the Sun Shine In” is that in doing art and music together, these kids will feel more freedom to create, express, understand their emotions, and have tools to create masterpieces or simply to dream again. We can’t even imagine the cool things we will learn from these kids, and we want to showcase their art and also create collaborative music recordings with them.
We’ve written brand new children’s songs just for these kids, and we can’t wait to have them sing and record these songs with us for you to hear.
The end goal is to create a project that is as inspirational to you as it is to us to get to work with these kids and capture their voices in song and video.
NOTE: All funds raised go will go towards travel expenses, art and music supplies, and recording costs. If we greatly exceed our project goal, then any extra funds will be given as donations back to the organizations that we are working with.
We are “Chasing Summer”, a husband and wife Americana Folk/Rock duo from Nashville, Tennessee. Not long after meeting, we began writing, singing and touring together. We have released a combined 7 albums and this will be our 14th European tour. Both of us have lived or traveled doing music and humanitarian projects in over 30 countries all over Europe, Central America, Africa, and Australia. We have been doing a lot of music recently, and we wanted to do something that would be a bit different, and the result is this project!
We have this beautiful, colorful, ambitious vision to share music and art with kids all over the world and watch the beautiful creations that spring up from them. Our hope is that the art and music from these kids will bring sunshine into the hearts of everyone who hears their voices and sees their artwork.
Risks and challenges
This project has few risks and challenges because most of the work (recording the songs, initial workshops) has already been completed! Due to the unique challenges of travel to Africa, the timeframe for visiting these places could be delayed. Other than that, there are minimal risks to completing this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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