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"Folk Told Me: Audio/Visual G" is the  Album Soundtrack to an Original Musical Sci-Fi Afro-Futurist Graphic Novel
"Folk Told Me: Audio/Visual G" is the Album Soundtrack to an Original Musical Sci-Fi Afro-Futurist Graphic Novel
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Hello Everybody! I will be travelling to South Africa in March to conceive/ compose/ record a concept album with my Johannesburg based band FOLK TOLD ME. Our sound is a combination of black folk/indigenous music mixed with hip-hop, rock, electronica and jazz. 

WHAT IT IS: A musical album that will serve as the soundtrack to an afro-futurist science fiction graphic novel that I am also illustrating. 

WHAT WE ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR: 

$5,500 is the Minimum we need to raise towards

▪   A Sound Engineer 

▪   Mixing

▪   Mastering

▪   Rehearsal Space

▪   Repairing some of our broken instruments

▪   Paper, pencils, ink, and light boxes for the graphic novel illustrations

THE MUSIC will orchestrate the story. The story is loosely based on folklore and histories of the African Diaspora. The band will be playing different characters through song, rap verse, and instrumentation

WHO IS FOLK TOLD ME? Folk Told Me is a band of melodic sankofa martians, spinning stories like hip hop griots doomed to this place called earth, traveling in sound sparring with myopic modes of being…freeing. . .   Ngakana The Last Percussionist, Gugulethu Bodibe, Tshepiso Maleke, Legae Blaky Huxx and Jazzmen Lee-Johnson

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    THE TIME TRAVEL: Video Postcards of the Band and life of the project+ Infinite Thank you’s + Earthling Shout Out + Virtual hug!

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    THE MOON MELODIES: Digital Download of full finished Album and Infinite thank you’s.

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    THE NUBIAN NANOTECH: Digital Download of full finished Album + Graphic novel and Infinite thank you’s.

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    THE X-RAY NINJA: Digital Download of full finished Album +Graphic novel + Signed Limited Edition Poster and Infinite thank you’s.

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    STARSHIP GRIOT: Digital Download of full finished Album + Graphic novel + Signed Limited Edition Poster + Signed original Sketch and Infinite thank you’s.

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    ANTIGRAVITY BIRTHDAY SUIT: Digital Download of full finished Album + Graphic novel + Signed Limited Edition Poster + Signed Original Inked Drawinig + Handmade Character Design Flip-Book + Limited Edition Tee-Shirt and Infinite thank you’s.

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    THE KUSH KINGDOM COSMO: Digital Download of the Album + Graphic Novel + Signed Original Inked Drawing from graph novel + Music Source files to REMIX your own versions of the songs and Infinite thank you’s.

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    THE ALIEN INVASION: Digital Download Digital Download of the Album/ Graphic Novel P + Original Inked Drawing from graph novel The Band will perform at your next event or personal function + Digital Download of current EP and Infinite thank you’s..

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    THE AVATAR: You will be written in as a Character into the Graphic Novel + Signed CD of full finished Album + Printed Graphic novel. Original signed Inked Drawing from the graphic novel+ Signed Limited Edition Poster. The Band will perform at your next event or personal function. Executive Producer Credit and Many thank you’s.

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