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Create a CD where Hebrew , Arabic prayers, Sanskrit chants and English poetry inter-twine in a sacred space of art and community.
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Thank you all dear backers, this couldn't happen with out you,

This has been quite a journey for me and for all the my close friends and family. On July 4th and 5th we are going to the studio to record this album, our first      Prayer Songs Project album. I am grateful for each one of you, thank you for your kindness and support.

This campaign was an effort of many people - My mom (who called all her friends and explain them why it's so important to support this CD), Orly and Dudi for being there all the time, Neil Goldberg,  Keren and Ido, and my partner Karina (I promised her that she is going to have her boyfriend back on June 6th). Thank you all the band members (the list is long). and to all those dear people that helped push and push the project.

Thank you for taking the time to support us

Lior and the Prayer Songs Project

(in  Hebrew below)

I am very excited to start this project, a project of songs, prayers, chants and poems. My goal is to record a musical collaboration CD where Hebrew and Jewish music, Arabic prayers, Sanskrit chants and English poetry intertwine in a sacred space of art and community. I play with an ensemble of international musicians that bring together prayers, art and music with the intention of creating healing. The CD will be mainly based on songs that I wrote and composed in Hebrew and then other musicians weave in their languages and music. After 3 years of many concerts, rehearsals and after playing with many musicians almost each of my songs found an Indian chant, or an Arabic prayer or a poem, or a Bossa Nova melody from Brazil. One song combines Hebrew and Portuguese, another contains English, Arabic, Sanskrit and Jewish melodies, and some of the songs are songs in which only I am singing. Some songs preferred to stay simple - with my voice and Hebrew lyrics. Some of the songs in this project are coming from a deep place of healing, some to promote peace and justice and some to create a personal musical connection between different cultures and musicians from around the world.

I have finalized the list of songs I will be including on this CD, I have contacted all the musicians that will be a part of this project and they have all agreed to be a part of the recording. The money will be for paying the recording studio - studio time, editing mixing and mastering, and paying the musicians that are participating in the project, and for all the expenses of designing a cover and manufacturing the CD.                       

You can help take part in this project with any sum - the reward list is on the right. This is an open invitation to join me in this project and help reach the goal of raising $12,000. 

Thank you very much for your support,
Lior

A big thank you to all the people who are a part of this video: Jennifer Berezan, Michael Knapp, Bouchaib Abdelhadi, Karina Knowles, Aharon Wheels Bolsta, April Taylor, Jessie Ivry, Yari Mander, Marisa Zuli and all my friends at Monarch Place in Oakland and Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley, and the beautiful kids that are making music together. Thank you very much to Sophie Aissen and Elliot Porter  for your support in making this film and to Rob Fisher.

A special thank you to achi ve'achoti, Dudi and Orly, for your endless support.

 אני מתרגש ושמח להתחיל את פרוייקט ההקלטה של  שירי תפילה, מזמורים ושירים עם התכוונות של ריפוי. המטרה שלי היא להקליט אלבום בו משתתפים מוזיקאים מכל רחבי העולם.  אלבום בו עברית פוגשת מזמורים הודיים, תפילות בערבית, בוסה נובה ברזילאית ושירה. את רוב השירים באלבום אני כתבתי והלחנתי ואחרי חזרות ומפגשים עם מוזיקאים שונים כמעט לכל שיר התגנב והתחבר מזמור  מהודו,  או תפילה ממרוקו, או שיר בוסה נובה מברזיל או תפילה יהודית מבית הכנסת בברקלי קליפורניה, העיר בה אני גר. בחלק מהשירים אני שר לבדי - חלק מהשירים ביקשו להשאר כמו שהם - בעברית. הפרוייקט הזה הוא נסיון ליצור אלבום בו קולות מכל העולם מתערבבים עם הטקסים שכתבתי או שהלחנתי: טקסטים אישיים מעולמי הפנימי, מהעולם הרוח וקידום נושאים של שלום ושוויון.

אתם יכולים לעזור ולקחת חלק במיזם הזה בעזרת מתן תמיכה בכל סכום שברצונכם להעניק, עבור כל תמיכה שלכם תקבלו תגמולים כתודה על התמיכה.רשימת תגמולים שכזאת נמצאת בצד ימין בעמוד שלי. הכסף ישמש לכיסוי הוצאות האלבום: אולפן ההקלטות, הפקה, תשלום לנגנים ועד עטיפת הדיסק ושיכפולו. הסכום לכיסוי ההוצאות הוא 12,000 דולר

אופן התשלום מתבצע דרך שרות התשלומים של חברת אמאזון ודורש כרטיס אשראי בינלאומי והרשמה קצרצרה באנגלית לאתר אמאזון, בכל מקרה של בעיה או שאלה ניתן לפנות למייל - 

Pepolior@gmail.com

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