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DeLeon's 3rd LP is comprised of a crowd sourced tracklist of Sephardic folk music interpreted in their own unique style.
DeLeon's 3rd LP is comprised of a crowd sourced tracklist of Sephardic folk music interpreted in their own unique style.
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The closing of DeLeon's former label JDub Records put the future of alternative Jewish music in jeopardy.  But when one door closes, another one opens.  DeLeon already invited their fans to compile a list of their favorite Sephardic folk songs for DeLeon to record (video below).  Now we need your help getting those recordings out into the world.  So step through our door, and don't worry about wiping your feet.  We like it muddy.

Qué Pasó?: DeLeon has released two albums on JDub Records showcasing their unique interpretations of centuries old Sephardic folk music.  While touring the country with bands like Gogol Bordello, Os Mutantes, Ozomatli and Mike Gordon we introduced the mysterious and entrancing Ladino melodies to hundreds of people nightly.  We had our video for La Serena featured on the front page of YouTube, garnered pages of positive press and received substantial radio airplay.  So why do we need your help?

Qué Pasará? Our next album will be our first independent release, but that doesn't mean we can release it ourselves.  Without the backing of JDub's donors we're left to fund the many parts of the album's release ourselves.  Including, not only the production of the album but all the promotion that comes afterwards to make sure people get the chance to hear it.  The $7500 we're looking to raise would realistically get us only about half way there.  And the thing is, we only get your donations if we meet our goal.  If we do not meet our goal, then you don't get charged and we get nothing.

We're not the type of band to take your support for granted.  That's why we've come up with a diverse list of rewards to say "thank you" for your support.  Feel free to mix and match to get all the DeLeon goodies you want!  You should know that we give you good things even when we're not asking for cash, like the videos you'll see below, made because we like to entertain you and we like to fill the world with good new Jewish stuff.  

Thanks for your support.  It keeps us inspired and keeps us working.  
Sincerely,
DeLeon

Below you can see the cookbook cover, the two T-Shirt designs, the track shorts, and some videos we've made for your enjoyment and ours:

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    ❀Bonus Tracks❀

    3 HOT DeLeon mp3s not available on their albums.
    1. Ojos Asi (Shakira cover)
    2. High is the Moon (Baxxdoctor Higher Remix)
    3. Eli Eliyahu

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    ❀Digital Love❀

    Advanced digital download of this album, the one you're helping fund.

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    ❀Signed CD❀

    A signed copy of the physical album PLUS digital download before it's released.

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    ❀Signed CD + Postcard Bonus❀

    A signed copy of the physical album PLUS digital download before it's released PLUS a one of a kind postagram sent to your house with a picture of us thanking you or something else really awesome.

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    ❀DeLeon - The Tee❀

    One super sexy and soft DeLeon t-shirt. Choice between two designs, by amazing Brooklyn artists Tim Fite (Red on Black lion head logo) or Amelia Bauer (pink on grey armor design) PLUS the signed physical CD PLUS the digital download before it's released. (if your size isn't available, we'll work out something special)

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    ❀The DeLeon Discography❀

    All 3 of DeLeon's CDs. Signed, sealed and delivered to your very own home with a hand written note thanking you for being a part of this record. PLUS! advanced digital download.

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    ❀The eBook + CD❀
    To commemorate the passing of his nonna, Dan Saks compiled a recipe book from her famous collection of Jewish, Italian, Jewish-Italian and American recipes. This reward gets you an ipad/ipod compatible .epub version of "Cooking With Nonna" by Dan PLUS the signed CD PLUS the postagram!

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    ❀DeLeon Track Shorts❀

    Limited edition DeLeon American Apparel Pink on Grey Track Shorts PLUS A signed copy of the physical album PLUS digital download before it's released. (Available in American Apparel size large)

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    ❀The Video Call❀

    A video call with Dan Saks himself. A chance for you to tell him your favorite jokes and to hear his favorite animal noises. PLUS the signed CD PLUS digital download of the album before it's released PLUUUUS the one of a kind thank you postagram

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    ❀The Cookbook❀

    A signed copy of Dan's self-published cookbook entitled "Cooking With Nonna: Recipes from Giorgina de leon Vitale's collection" which features Jewish, Italian, Jewish-Italian and American recipes from his grandmother's recipe box (78 beautiful colorful pages) PLUS the signed CD PLUS the digital album before it's released.

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    ❀The YouTube Cover❀

    Dan Saks will record and upload to YouTube an acoustic cover of your choosing and dedicate it to you PLUS the signed CD PLUS digital download of the album before it's released PLUS a t-shirt!

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    ❀The Dinner❀

    You and DeLeon in NYC at a restaurant of their choosing. Meal is on them. PLUS the signed CD PLUS digital download of the album before it's released.

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    ❀The Posterity❀

    Your name (or someone's of your choosing) will be listed in the Thank You section of this album's liner notes PLUS you'll receive all 3 DeLeon CDs signed PLUS the postagram PLUS the t-shirt AND of course the digital downloads

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    ❀The Living Room Show❀

    Dan Saks will give an hour long acoustic living room performance for you and your friends anywhere in the USA or México (must be within an hour of a major airport or a pretty drive if further).

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    ❀El Viaje Inolvidable❀

    Airfare from the US to Mexico City and 4 nights in a hotel in the trendy Condesa neighborhood. But that's not all! Dan Saks will be your personal tour guide for the whole trip, taking you to all the best sites and more importantly, all the best tacos!

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