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Ocote Soul Sounds will tour the Southwest and West Coast in December 2011. With your help we'll bring the full 8pc band and full sound!
71 backers pledged $9,200 to help bring this project to life.

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Ocote Soul Sounds has been creating elaborate, cinematic Latin funk music since 2004. We've recorded four albums in the studio but have done limited touring because of a lack of resources to do it properly.  Rather than travel with a skeleton crew of musicians or use cold technological substitutes like samples or pre-recorded tracks, we have opted to build our base in Austin, perform locally with the full band, and make more records.

Things have changed. This past May, we released Taurus, our fourth album, which has stayed at the top of the Jazzweek and CMJ World Music charts and has received enthusiastic airplay from public and college radio stations across North America. This has led for greater demand to take our music on the road. Shortly after the album's release, we were approached by a fantastic booking agency--Red Ryder--from Chicago, and set to work doing the impossible: planning a tour.

The good news: The entire December Southwest/West Coast/Rockies tour is already booked and dates are confirmed in the following cities: Albuquerque, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, and Denver. (Click here for entire tour schedule). We're also working on an upcoming East Coast tour in early 2012.

The bad news: The guaranteed income from the confirmed shows will only allow us to bring 4 musicians. It takes 8 musicians to faithfully breathe life into the music and the arrangements. To bridge this gap, we need to do independent fundraising to make the tour happen, and that's where we need you!

What you can do: We're calling on fans, friends, family and generous strangers to help us in this effort by creating a Kickstarter campaign where you can donate and receive rewards in the form of CDs, rare out-of-print vinyl, tee-shirts, pins, mixtapes, and all sorts of unique thank-you gifts such as music lessons and delicious home-cooked meals from members of the band.  

We'll use the funds raised in this Kickstarter campaign for the following: 

  • Van rental, fuel, and lodging expenses

  • Flights for our musicians who live in DC and NYC

  • Pay a decent wage to the 8 fantastic musicians in the band (2 guitars, bass, drums, congas, flute, sax, keys) and one crew member.

  • Cultivate a tour fund future tours in other parts of North America and beyond

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    A special thank you on our website, a fresh sticker, and a hand-pressed limited edition 1" Taurus pin.

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    All the above (sticker, pin) and a first pressing 45 rpm vinyl of "Cockroach / Tu Fin, Mi Comienzo".

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    All of the above (sticker, pin, 45rpm) plus the new CD "Taurus" signed by Adrian, Martín, and other members of the band.

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    All of the above (sticker, pin, 45rpm, signed CD) plus an Ocote Soul Sounds "Taurus" t-shirt.

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    All of the above (sticker, pin, 45, signed, Taurus CD), plus a signed, ORIGINAL copy of "El Niño y El Sol", our first self-released recording limited to 1000 copies before we signed to ESL Music.

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    All of the above (thank you, sticker, 45rpm, signed CD, t-shirt) plus a 12"x12" screenprint of the new album cover "Taurus".

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    All of the above (thank you, sticker, 45rpm, signed CD, t-shirt) plus a FRAMED 12"x12" screenprint of the new album cover "Taurus" and thanks in the liner notes of our next album.

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    A 60-90 minute DJ set featuring Adrian Quesada and Martín Perna.

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    A private two-hour music lesson (in Austin) with any members of the band, plus all of the above (thank you, sticker, 45, CD, t-shirt, framed print, liner note thanks).

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    All of the above goodies, plus a CUSTOM CUMBIA song specially composed for you, a loved one or the subject of your choice. We'll send you a signed CD of the recording, MP3 download.

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    A remix of your song by Adrian Quesada or Martín Perna. (Your work must be delivered in digital multitrack format with stem files).

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    A private 90 minute concert for you and your invited guests in Austin featuring the full band. Travel and Hopsitality costs added for concert outside of Austin.

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